The Importance of Considering Sex and Gender in Tobacco Regulation
In a recent JAMA Viewpoint, three Yale Psychiatry faculty members showcase why a greater focus on sex and gender differences in FDA regulatory action on tobacco is essential to public health. They highlight specific tobacco regulations under consideration by FDA and offer approaches asto how the impact of sex and gender can be integrated into regulatory actions.
Improving Heart Bypass Surgery Recovery for Women Takes Innovation and Representation in Research
Twenty years after a study funded by Women's Health Research at Yale uncovered that women face the risk of poorer outcomes after heart bypass surgery, new research finds the increased risk for women persists despite improved overall outcomes. But, with increased representation of women in clinical research and innovation in targets of study, we can overcome the gender gap.
Marking an Anniversary While Focusing on the Future
This year Women’s Health Research at Yale celebrates its 25th anniversary. But the center has never been about looking back. WHRY has always looked toward the future, challenging science to explore women’s health, to consider the differences between and among women and men, and to acknowledge the intersection of social and biological variables when it comes to health.
Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk During American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, an opportunity for all people to focus on their heart health. With education and healthy lifestyle changes, the risk of cardiovascular disease can be reduced. Here are answers to four timely heart health questions.
Civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw to receive Winslow Medal
Civil rights scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, whose work has been foundational in two fields of study she coined and developed – critical race theory and intersectionality – will be presented with the C-E.A. Winslow Medal, the Yale School of Public Health’s highest honor, at a ceremony Feb. 3 at Harkness Auditorium.
How Brain Regions Involved in Wakeful Rest May Play a Role in the Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease
Daydreaming puts the brain in a state of wakeful rest, allowing the connection of brain regions known as the Default Mode Network (DMN) to interact. The DMN is now a topic of investigation for researchers trying to understand why women are at a higher risk for Alzheimer's Disease than men.
Yale Researcher Studying CBD Effects for Women
A researcher at Yale University is taking a closer look at how CBD affects women because most studies only focus on men. Her study, funded by WHRY, could help better inform women about dosing and how best to use the product for issues like anxiety and pain management.Source: NBC Connecticut