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 reflections
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.
- December 01, 2017
Quel est l'impact réel des granulés des terrains de foot synthétiques sur notre santé ?
- October 24, 2017
Diagnostic imaging techniques have been around in health care clinics for decades, helping researchers to improve the life of millions. But imaging has now entered a new phase with mass spectrometry.
- January 27, 2017
Some studies suggest the turf is safe, but one expert won't let his kids play on it.
- January 27, 2017
Dozens of soccer players at the same university diagnosed with CANCER - after playing on 'contaminated' field Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4165320/Hundreds-footballers-diagnosed-cancer-field.html#ixzz4XLaP7xUn Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
More than 50 soccer players at the same university have been diagnosed with cancer - allegedly linked to chemicals in their artificial turf field.
- January 14, 2017
NEW HAVEN >> Recreational marijuana use has been approved in Massachusetts starting in 2018, and there is an effort for it to be legalized in Connecticut, but a Yale School of Public Health professor is warning of cannabis’ potential hazards.
- November 22, 2016
Alcohol is woven into the fabric of American life. It is used to socialize, celebrate and relax. But for many, alcohol use comes with a steep price. The misuse of alcohol and drugs cost the United States $442 billion a year and close to 21 million people in the live with a substance use disorder.
- August 08, 2016
A new study from the Yale School of Public Health has identified a novel mechanism that protects the liver against the accumulation of fats and may represent a promising new therapeutic approach for treating and/or preventing alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and other fatty liver diseases.