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
Federal Guidelines May Inadvertently Restrict Women’s Access to Effective HIV Protection
Restrictive recommendations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) systematically disqualified nearly all women at risk for HIV and/or motivated to use the medication, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and George Washington University have found.
Yonkers, Forray Co-PIs on New Grant to Study Medication Delivery for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders
Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services, and Ariadna Forray, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are co-principal investigators on a new $5.5 million grant to study models to improve delivery of office-based medication treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder in prenatal clinics.
Happy in Marriage? Genetics May Play a Role
People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay together, their long-term happiness may depend on their individual genes or those of their spouse, says a new study led by Yale School of Public Health researchers.
New Initiative Will Fund Innovative Solutions in Health Care
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) has partnered with The CoWrks Foundry and the RMZ Foundation to launch the Sustainable Health Initiative (SHI). SHI will build upon technology and local ingenuity by funding innovative start-ups to create social, health, and environmental impacts.
Breast cancer care in U.S. territories lags behind care in states
Older women residing in the U.S territories are less likely to receive recommended or timely care for breast cancer compared with similar women residing in the continental United States, according to Yale researchers. Their findings were published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Yale study: Methadone treatment in prison improves inmates' behavior, likelihood of staying clean post-release
Inmates who were given methadone to treat their opioid dependence while in jail were less likely to be disciplined for bad behavior and more apt to continue their treatment after release, according to a state-funded evaluation of data by Yale School of Medicine researchers.
Yale School of Public Health symposium on lifetime exposures and human health: the exposome; summary and future reflections
The exposome is defined as “the totality of environmental exposures encountered from birth to death” and was developed to address the need for comprehensive environmental exposure assessment to better understand disease etiology.Source: Human Genomics
Mobile Devices May Determine How Places and People Increase HIV Risk Behavior
Adult men who have sex with men (MSM) are one of the highest risk groups for HIV. In 2010, MSM accounted for 78 percent of new HIV infections among males—with more than one third of all new HIV/AIDS infections occurring among those ages 18 to 29.
Women, Leadership and Public Health
Madam Halimah Yacob was sworn in as the eighth President of Singapore on the 14th of September, becoming its first female head of state. Many people with whom I spoke, both Singaporeans and ex-pats, discounted this recognition because of the “reserved election” and lack of other candidates. I acknowledge the controversy and recognize that this role is largely ceremonial here (the Prime Minister leads the government). Nonetheless, as an American and a feminist, I was excited to witness this historical moment of an extraordinary woman taking the oath of Presidential office.