HEALTH NOTES: FDA Warns of Potential Inaccurate Readings of Pulse Oximeters, Citing Report on Race
Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert concerning the use of pulse oximeters to measure blood oxygen levels, warning that the devices “have limitations and a risk of inaccuracy under certain circumstances that should be considered.”
WHRY Funds Study on Psychological Resilience in COVID-19 Health Care Providers
Women’s Health Research at Yale announced funding for a new collaborative study with researchers at Mt. Sinai Medical Hospital in New York on the personal and professional stressors and coping strategies of frontline health care providers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic
Women's Health in the Time of COVID-19 Webinar
Uncovering how the coronavirus affects the biology of women and men differently is teaching us new ways to fight COVID-19. Identifying how the stress of the pandemic is different for women and men is focusing mental health professionals on risk and resilience. Watch Women’s Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D, and leading immunologist Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., in conversation with Yale Medalist Susanna Krentz, '80, as they discuss a major new research finding and next steps in investigating sex differences to advance the health of women and men.
Why Is COVID-19 Striking Men Harder Than Women?
Women's Health Research at Yale Director Carolyn M. Mazure and Immunobiology Professor Akiko Iwasaki, discuss how understanding why men suffer more severe cases of COVID-19 and are more likely to die is vital for developing effective strategies that can produce better outcomes for everyone.Source: Time
An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted To Black Americans Spreads False Information
A movie released online by Children's Health Defense, an anti-vaccine group headed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., resurfaces disproven claims about the dangers of vaccines and targets its messages at Black Americans who may have ongoing concerns about racism in medical care.Source: NPR
Historian Jill Lapore Speaks with Yale's Joanna Radin about Michael Crichton and Medical Mistrust
In Season 1 of The Last Archive, acclaimed historian Jill Lepore traced the history of evidence, proof, and knowledge in search of an answer to the question: Who killed truth? A lot of history has happened since then. 2020… and now 2021 with an insurrection, an impeachment, and a mass vaccination campaign. Everything just keeps seeming so unbelievable. So in Season 2, Jill is taking on a new mystery: the rise of doubt over the last 100 years of American history. We’ll meet hypnotists and parapsychologists, Nazis and Soviet propagandists, and voices, too, of reason. Produced in the style of classic 1930s radio drama, The Last Archive is a show about how we know what we know and why it seems, lately, as if we don’t know anything at all.Source: The Last Archive Podcast
As Covid dissipates in the U.S., cold and flu viruses may return with a vengeance
A curious thing happened during the Covid-19 pandemic: With masks, social distancing, and Purell galore, we kept most other germs at bay. Flu vanished. Cases of respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, which in a normal winter puts nearly 60,000 children under age 5 in the hospital, were nonexistent. Most of us appeared to sidestep the soup of bugs that cause colds. But as masks come off, schools reopen, and some travel resumes, we should expect a resurgence of these viruses — perhaps a big one.Source: STAT News