Professional Society Issues Pregnancy-related COVID Guidance Co-authored by Yale OB/GYN Professor
The International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) has released a guideline on management of COVID in pregnancy. Joshua Copel, professor and vice chair of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences—and past president of ISUOG—is a co-author.
Fetal Care Team Heals Baby Boy
When Lauren McDonough began experiencing contractions midway into her first pregnancy, her doctor suspected that everyday stress might be the cause. But, says McDonough, when those contractions became her “constant companion,” her stress turned into real worry.Source: Yale Medicine
$1.8 Million Granted to Yale School of Public Health to Study Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine
A $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant will help researchers at the Yale School of Public Health shed light on the real-world effectiveness of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Results of this study can ultimately help to maximize the vaccine’s impact on several types of cancer.
Yale partners with Ghana to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission
Yale University is collaborating with the government of Ghana and other high-profile organizations to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Ghana. President John Dramani Mahama has announced the formation of a global consortium that also includes IBM, The ONE Campaign to prevent poverty and disease, and several local partners in Ghana.
Doctors seeing success in HPV vaccine against cancers
(WTNH) – The only vaccine to prevent cancer has been on the market for a number of years, but doctors are now seeing the actual generation benefiting. It’s the HPV vaccine, which can prevent cervical cancer and it’s proving to be extremely effective. Doctor Elena Ratner, a gynecologic oncologist at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Hospital says success is being seen as a result of Gardasil 9, the vaccine to prevent HPV, which is a sexually-transmitted disease that can lead to cancers.Source: WTNH
The Important Work of Dr. Harvey Kliman and Why His Research Matters in 2022
Today we welcome Dr. Harvey Kliman to the podcast. He graciously spends time with us diving into why his research is important to those who have experienced infertility, or pregnancy and infant loss, why it's not often not prioritized in the world of research and what he feels like are large barriers in our healthcare system today. Thank you to Dr. Kliman for coming to the podcast to share the data, science and research that gives loss families information, and at times, closure, when they otherwise had none. We are so thankful for your work in the world, Dr. Kliman. If you have experienced pregnancy or infant loss and would like to contact Dr. Kliman and his team to investigate your case further, you can find more information here: https://medicine.yale.edu/obgyn/kliman/placenta/pregnancyloss/Source: Ripples Through Waves
Building Momentum: WHRY's Undergraduate Fellows Advance Women's Health
Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students as well as graduate students and rising junior faculty members to ensure that the next generation of scientists and medical providers fully account for the health needs of women and sex-and-gender differences affecting health. Here are a few examples of what our former undergraduate fellows are up to now.
Yale Physicians Share the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
September is ovarian cancer awareness month and while ovarian cancer is rare, the survival rate is low. Ovarian cancer is not easily detectable in its early stages. According to the American Cancer Society, the most common symptoms include bloating, pelvic-abdominal pain, and urinary symptoms. News 8 spoke with co-directors of the Sexual Intimacy and Menopause Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven.Source: WTNH
Ideal gestational weight gain varies by pre-pregnancy BMI in twin pregnancy
For people giving birth to twins, the gestational weight gain range with the lowest risk for adverse perinatal outcomes was similar among those with a pre-pregnancy BMI of underweight or normal weight. However, the ideal range for gestational weight gain (GWG) for twin pregnancy decreased with each successively higher BMI category, data in JAMA Network Open showed. The data suggest that the current United States Institute of Medicine GWG recommendations should be lower.Source: Healio
Using Particles That Are Smaller Than the Head of a Pin to Treat Cancer
Thanks in part to research begun more than a decade ago with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale, Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is working with colleagues on a way to deploy effective cancer-fighting medication safely with the help of nanoparticles.