Two Heart Medications Tied to Greater Heart Attack Risk During Very Hot Weather
A new Yale study found that, among people suffering non-fatal heart attacks associated with hot weather, an outsize portion were taking beta-blockers or antiplatelet medication. The study doesn’t prove that these medications caused the heart attacks, nor that they make people more vulnerable to heart attack. Although it’s possible that they did increase the risk of heart attacks triggered by hot weather, it’s also possible that patients’ underlying heart disease explains both the prescriptions and the higher susceptibility to heart attack during hot weather.
Drought Linked to Higher Diarrhea Risk in Children
Diarrhea is a leading killer of young children around the world, and cases often rise after heavy rains and flooding. But diarrhea risks can also increase in dry conditions, an ominous sign as the world continues to get warmer due to climate change.
Clinic Aims to Co-Create New Approach to Environmental Justice
The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Environmental Protection Clinic (EPC) at Yale Law School partnered with Elevate Policy Lab of the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine to build out a new model of environmental justice practice grounded in civic engagement methods.Source: YLS Today
YSPH Revamps Climate Change and Health Certificate
The Yale Center on Climate Change and Health’s online certificate program has been redesigned and recently launched. Dr. Daniel Carrión, YCCCH Director of Education, noted that "one of the opportunities to improve was to make sure that we are covering more content about other parts of the world, and then to do a more explicit job bringing in issues of justice and equity as we think about climate change."Source: Yale Daily News
SMART Talks: Climate Change Mitigation: Protecting the Health of Current and Future Generations
Climate change constitutes the greatest public health challenge of the 21 st century. Consequently, climate change mitigation (i.e., urgent and steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions) is absolutely essential to protect our health and that of future generations.Source: Caixin Global
Massachusetts AG Healey Expands Air Quality Monitoring Project to Track Pollution Levels in Pioneer Valley Communities
Massachusetts AG’s Office Provides Funding for Installation of Additional Air Quality Monitors in Environmental Justice Communities and Communities Along the I-91 Corridor.Source: Mass.gov
Climate change, food security, and indigenous health in the Arctic
Sappho Gilbert, a doctoral candidate at the Yale University School of Public Health, discusses her NIEHS-funded project to better understand how climate change and other environmental factors are altering food security and nutrition among Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic.
How heat affects health: An overlooked outcome of climate change
Climate change-induced health impacts are gaining traction as a primary concern — heat chief among them, but so are air quality, water quality, disease-carrying insects and secondary impacts such as mold, loss of electricity from catastrophic events and the mental health toll from each of the above.Source: CT Mirror
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
Study provides deeper insights on the health impacts of utility shutoffs
Connecticut residents who struggle to pay their energy bills often suffer from physical and mental health issues as a result. That is one of many findings in a new study of energy insecurity based on interviews with 22 residents of varying ages and races from around the state. The study was a joint undertaking by the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of the Environment, Vermont Law and Graduate School, and Operation Fuel, an energy-assistance nonprofit.Source: Energy News Network
Climate Change and Energy Insecurity Are Impacting Connecticut Residents’ Health
The environmental impacts of climate change and a complex and often inefficient network of energy assistance programs are negatively affecting the health and well-being of Connecticut residents already burdened by the state’s soaring utility costs, according to a new report.