Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection commissioner says public health plays an important part of her agency's mission.
- December 17, 2019
A class of manmade chemicals widely used in consumer goods since World War II—the toxicity of which is featured in the current movie Dark Waters—drew dozens of experts from across academia, government and industry to the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) to assess the threat posed by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS.
- November 27, 2019Source: WSHU radio
Now two research professors at the Yale School of Public Health want to create an Institute for Olive Science and Health in New Haven. Their goal is to get everyone, everywhere to use olive oil. The professors say it will improve the health of both people and the planet. Professors Tassos Constantino Kyriakides and Vasilis Vasiliou recently sat down with Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to discuss their work. Below is a transcript of their conversation.
- November 25, 2019
Many of tomorrow’s biggest health advances will depend on the tiniest bits of evidence today. To explore the latest trends, obstacles and successes in the biosciences, where success hangs on seeing things a few microns (or smaller) in size, the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health hosted a daylong symposium (November 22) on mass spectrometry that drew experts from industry and academia to compare how they are using imaging technology to pry ever deeper into the mysteries of biology—and disease.
- October 22, 2019
Taking a cue from the ancient Greeks and their deep respect for the olive tree and the oil produced from its fruit, researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health are hosting a symposium in December in the legendary city of Delphi to explore the many human and planetary health benefits associated with the olive tree and its products.
- October 09, 2019
U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on Tuesday called for banning a group of man-made chemicals widely used in food packing—at least until they are proven safe for humans.
- August 28, 2019Source: HuffPost.com
Here's how to tell if your oil has oleocanthal, which a new study in mice found may help protect against cancer.
- April 24, 2019
Chronic alcohol abuse is considered to be an important risk factor for disease worldwide. In addition, alcohol and its metabolite, acetaldehyde, are recognized as carcinogens that contribute to four percent of cancer deaths. Although scientific studies began to show this association over 100 years ago, the role of alcohol in chronic diseases such as cancer is still not well understood by the public and medical professionals. The 4th International Conference on Alcohol and Cancer was organized by Vasilis Vasiliou, PhD, the Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology, sponsored by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of the Yale School of Public Health, and supported by an R13 grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The conference, held in Newport, R.I., brought together 75 international scholars with special interest in alcohol and/or cancer.
- March 22, 2018
Three Yale faculty members — Dr. Nita Ahuja, Dr. Clifford Bogue, and Vasilis Vasiliou — were appointed to endowed professorships.
- December 08, 2017
Yale School of Public Health symposium on lifetime exposures and human health: the exposome; summary and future reflectionsSource: Human Genomics
The exposome is defined as “the totality of environmental exposures encountered from birth to death” and was developed to address the need for comprehensive environmental exposure assessment to better understand disease etiology.