Psychological Distress Associated With a 28% Greater Risk of Heart Disease
Self-reported psychological distress, defined as symptoms of depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or perceived psychosocial stress, was associated with a 28% greater risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, a meta-analysis finds.
Will Long COVID Research Provide Answers for Poorly Understood Diseases Like ME/CFS?
ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) is a highly disabling, severe condition that has been largely overlooked and even questioned as an illness by physicians and biomedical researchers for decades. But now, scientists including Yale's Akiko Iwasaki and Harlan Krumholz are finding parallels between post-infection long COVID and ME/CFS.
Study Reveals Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions
A Yale study found persistent racial and ethnic disparities in multimorbidity, which is defined as the presence of two or more concurrent chronic health conditions, in the United States over a 20-year period.
Yale researchers call for strategies to eliminate inequities in access to peripheral artery disease care among adults who share a Hispanic background
Adults who share a Hispanic background and who get hospitalized for symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) are more likely to only receive care at later stages of their disease, and get their treatment through the emergency department instead of early stage disease care, elective care as compared with non-Hispanic white patients.
To Break Through Bacteria’s Protective Shield, Target the Shield-maker
Yale researchers have now uncovered a key part of the process that generates an additional protective layer of the cell wall of bacteria, a finding that may help reveal vulnerabilities that could be targeted by new antibiotics.Source: YaleNews
Yale-developed Technology Restores Cell, Organ Function in Pigs After Death
Using a new technology they developed that delivers a specially designed cell-protective fluid to organs and tissues, the researchers restored blood circulation and other cellular functions in pigs a full hour after their deaths.Source: YaleNews
Two Heart Medications Tied to Greater Heart Attack Risk During Very Hot Weather
A new Yale study found that, among people suffering non-fatal heart attacks associated with hot weather, an outsize portion were taking beta-blockers or antiplatelet medication. The study doesn’t prove that these medications caused the heart attacks, nor that they make people more vulnerable to heart attack. Although it’s possible that they did increase the risk of heart attacks triggered by hot weather, it’s also possible that patients’ underlying heart disease explains both the prescriptions and the higher susceptibility to heart attack during hot weather.