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.Source: Human Genomics
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.Source: Daily Mail
Yale prof raises concerns about potential health hazards of recreational marijuana
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.Source: New Haven Register
HBO Documentary on Alcoholism Previewed at Yale School of Public Health
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.
Yale Research Provides Insights into Alcoholic Liver Disease
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.
Eleven Yale faculty honored by Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Eleven Yale faculty are among 23 individuals recently elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Members of the academy are considered Connecticut's leading experts in science, engineering, and technology.
Rhee, Rosenheck: Why Are Black Adults Over-Represented Among Individuals Who Have Experienced Lifetime Homelessness?
Although previous studies suggested that black homeless men have higher rates of drug abuse than white homeless men, the findings highlight the fact that black–white disparities in lifetime homeless risk are associated with socio-structural factors (eg, income and incarceration) and individual adverse events (eg, traumatic events), and not associated with psychiatric or substance use disorders.Source: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
van Dyck: Combating Heightened Social Isolation of Nursing Home Elders: The Telephone Outreach in the COVID-19 Outbreak Program
In a new article by lead author Laura van Dyck, a fifth-year MD student planning on going into Geriatric Psychiatry, Social isolation and loneliness in nursing home seniors—a common concern now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—is partly relieved by our replicable telephone outreach program.Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Conroy: The COVID-19 AAGP Online Trainee Curriculum: Development and Method of Initial Evaluation
With the disruption of in-person geriatric psychiatry residency education by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAGP Teaching and Training Committee sought to rapidly implement a web-based geriatric psychiatry curriculum.Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Seeing Opportunity to Help Others in a Pandemic
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, told The New Haven Register that COVID-19 “has caused more depression or exacerbation of symptoms if (people) already have anxiety or depression. The economic effects of the virus, losing jobs can make it much more pronounced.”Source: The New Haven Register