Health & Medicine

Yale School of Nursing to host global health symposium

April 23, 2018

To be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, the symposium will showcase the work of YSN’s faculty and students across the globe.

Yale Medicine offers advice on common kids’ skin conditions

April 20, 2018

Warts, ringworm and impetigo are not usually harmful, but these common skin diseases can be uncomfortable and can trigger self-consciousness in children.

Yale to expand mental health services to meet rising student need

April 19, 2018

Yale Health is substantially expanding its mental health and counseling capacity through the addition of four new clinicians this summer.

Economic evaluations of genomic testing may have misleading conclusions

April 19, 2018

Oncotype DX, a gene profiling test for women with early-stage breast cancer, may not be as effective a tool as commonly thought, according to a new study.

Dyslexia gene variants tied to consonant use across populations

April 18, 2018

A correlation between consonant use and the gene DCDC2 suggests a genetic role in language differences between worldwide populations, according to researchers.

Study: Zika vaccine could virtually eliminate prenatal infections

April 17, 2018

In combination with direct protection and transmission reduction, even an imperfect vaccine could almost eliminate Zika outbreaks, according to a YSPH study.

What’s in a name? Yale researchers track PTSD’s many identities during war

April 16, 2018

From “shell shock” to “battle fatigue” and beyond, a new paper tracks the different terms used to describe what is now known as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Yale undergraduate launches blog on women’s health research

April 13, 2018

This winter, Dhikshitha Balaji ’18 launched “Why Didn’t I Know This?” — Women’s Health Research at Yale’s first blog, hosted on the publishing platform Medium.

StreetCred: tackling health issues through tax refunds

April 13, 2018

Pediatricians at YSM have joined with lawyers and community advocates to improve health among poor children by helping parents put more money in their pockets.

Fertile ground? The truth behind the (IVF) headlines

April 13, 2018

Advances in fertility treatment allow more people to have children, but limits remain.