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
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
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.
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.
Yale group studies relationship between brain noise and constituent of cannabis
New research by members of the Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at Yale (SNRGY) has identified a potential relationship between neural noise and the psychosis-like effects of the principal active constituent of cannabis.