Metabolomic Research Links Diet to Paraben Food Preservatives in Urine, Findings Important for Women Trying to Conceive
Yale researchers identify diet-related metabolites associated with paraben concentrations in the urine of pregnant women. Parabens can disrupt endocrine activity in the body and they have been associated with changes in fertility in women.
Stress as a Risk Factor for Mental Disorders in a Gendered Environment
In the gendered environment in which we live, stress influences the risk of a mental disorder differently in women and men. Considering the influence of gender can advance the current methods of evaluating a person's response to stress and adversity.Source: JAMA Psychiatry
Can a Person's Sex and Gender Affect Tobacco Use?
The short answer .... yes. A viewpoint by Women's Health Research at Yale, published in JAMA, explains the differences in tobacco use and how public health leaders can use the information to improve tobacco policies and regulations.Source: Youtube | Women's Health Research at Yale
Screening Mammograms Carry Risks for Older Women, Study Finds
Although some guidelines recommend continuing screening for older women, this new study emphasizes the importance of assessing potential harms associated with testing, such as overdiagnosis, which, researchers say, can negatively affect quality of life.
Private Lactation Room Opens At Union Station
After years of struggling to find a private space to breastfeed her children, LaKayla Farrow can now do so in peace in a newly opened room on the second floor of Union Station. Located on the second floor of the city’s transit hub at 50 Union Ave., a new Lactation and Wellness space designated for those seeking to pray or chestfeed (a gender-inclusive alternative to the commonly used “breastfeed”) was opened at a press conference on Tuesday morning.Source: New Haven Independent
WHRY's DEIB Committee Holds Listening and Learning Sessions
WHRY's Council of Community Advisors' DEIB committee held listening sessions for council members to hear directly from various school and community leaders about challenges and opportunities they see in their efforts to promote DEIB. The sessions provided council members a chance to learn about the community and gain a greater awareness of where WHRY may be able to contribute.