Low-cost anti-hookworm drug boosts female farmers’ physical fitness
Impoverished female farm workers infected with intestinal parasites known as hookworms saw significant improvements in physical fitness when they were treated with a low-cost deworming drug. The benefits were seen even in those with low level infections, according to a study co-authored by researchers at Yale and the nonprofit company InnovationsCZ.
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
Experts Study Implications of Genetic Markers in Prostate Cancer
In this video, Stacy Loeb, MD, MSc, and Veda N. Giri, MD, discuss the European Urology paper “Genetic Risk Prediction for Prostate Cancer: Implications for Early Detection and Prevention,” for which they served as coauthors. Giri is division chief of Clinical Cancer Genetics for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer and assistant director of Clinical Cancer Genetics for Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut. Loeb is a professor in the departments of urology and population health at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York City, New York.Source: Urology Times
Yale Study Finds Hospitalization Rates for Acute Hypertension Have Increased With Widening Racial Disparities
Hospitalizations for acute hypertension among Medicare beneficiaries more than doubled between 1999 and 2019 with the largest increase among African Americans, a Yale-led study has found.
Cholesterol guideline suitability questioned in younger patients with, at risk for MI
The 2018 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol does not flag most younger patients with premature MI as candidates for stain therapy before their event, researchers found.Source: Healio
Counties with fracking have increased rates of sexually transmitted infections
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have discovered that the rates of two major sexually transmitted infections (STIs), gonorrhea and chlamydia, are 21% and 19% higher, respectively, in Ohio counties with high shale gas activity ("fracking"), compared to counties without any fracking. Rates of a third STI, syphilis, were not elevated.
New Yale lab will use virtual reality games to reduce risks in teens
Yale’s Center for Health & Learning Games will establish a new lab, play4REAL, with a gift from Oculus, a Facebook-owned technology company specializing in Virtual Reality (VR) hardware and software products. The goal of this innovative lab is to develop and test VR games for health education and behavioral intervention in youth and young adults.Source: YaleNews