Gut Bacteria Neutralizes Disease-Carrying Tsetse Flies
Yale School of Public Health Research Scientist Brian Weiss, Ph.D., has identified a bacterium that can colonize the gut of tsetse flies and help stop the spread of African trypanosomes, the parasites responsible for causing human sleeping sickness, a potentially fatal disease that threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa every year.
Fogarty supports new infectious disease research training grants
Fogarty has awarded six new grants totaling $5.6 million to support new and ongoing infectious disease research training in five low- and middle-income countries. Funding from Fogarty's Global Infectious Disease Research Training program will enhance the efforts of grantees to build human capacity and conduct research on diseases that are endemic in their home countries. The five-year awards will fund new and ongoing projects in Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Kenya and Pakistan.Source: Fogarty International Center
A Scourge of Rural Africa, the Tsetse Fly, is Genetically Deciphered in an International Scientific Collaboration
An international team of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health has successfully sequenced the genetic code of the tsetse fly, opening the door to scientific breakthroughs that could reduce or end the scourge of African sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa.
Looming Health Threat Posed by Invasive Mosquito Species
European countries along the Mediterranean Basin and in other parts of the continent are facing their greatest threat from mosquito-borne diseases in nearly 50 years with the introduction of an invasive, aggressive species from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia.
Six CT toddlers died from Fentanyl in 2021. Its potency and a spike in illicit use have child advocates worried what’s to come.
Dr. Deepa Camenga, associate professor of emergency medicine, pediatrics and public health at the Yale School of Medicine, shares how children and teens find themselves coming in contact with fentanyl as accidental overdoses rise.Source: Hartford Courant
Ensuring Bone Health for Adolescents Identifying as Transgender
With a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, Dr. Stuart Weinzimer, in collaboration with Drs. Thomas Carpenter and Christy Olezeski, is using sophisticated methods to obtain a picture of the dynamic process of bone development in adolescents undergoing gender-affirming hormone therapy.
Climate change jeopardizes health care services, report says
A new publication by the United States Congress Committee on Ways and Means reports that "medical centers around the country say that fires, flooding, heat waves and other extreme weather are jeopardizing medical services, damaging health care facilities and forcing patients to flee their hospital beds."Source: AP News
Women: What's in a Name?
Today, as our scientific and cultural understanding expands, we have learned that sex and gender are not binary. And, in science, as our knowledge grows so must our efforts to welcome everyone in the identities they bring, and to enhance the precision of our language in adopting terms that value everyone. Even so, we must not forget our history and the descriptive terms that serve us well.
Gender and Connecting with Your Health Provider: A Q&A with Dr. Christine J. Ko
Recently, Dr. Christine J Ko wrote a book, published by Routledge, titled “How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection.” We chatted with Dr. Ko to get her insight into the roles psychology and gender play in health care interactions.
Different Factors Drive Heart Attack Risk in Young Women vs Young Men
An analysis of data from more than 2000 matched pairs suggests the impact of multiple risk factors, including diabetes, depression, and hypertension, on the risk of acute myocardial infarction were greater among young women than their male counterparts.Source: Practical Cardiology
Disparities Persist in Positive Cardiac Longevity Trend
One of the first national studies to measure long-term patient outcomes following a heart attack has found positive overall trends, but those benefits do not extend to low-income and Black communities, according to a new study in JAMA Cardiology.
We're Depriving Underserved Patients of the Best Drugs — Pharmacoequity has evaded the U.S. for far too long
Americans pay more for prescription drugs than any other country. Utibe Essien, MD, MPH, and Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM, argue for broader strategies to address the affordability of prescription drugs.Source: Medpage Today