Health & Medicine

Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science is about ‘positive impact’

February 20, 2018

Last month Yale launched the new Center for Biomedical Data Science, which will act as a hub for research and education in biomedical data science at Yale.

Update on Yale’s Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative in Ethiopia

February 20, 2018

The partnership between Yale and Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health aims to improve management skills at health centers and health offices around the country.

Study illuminates tiny RNA’s role in heart disease, obesity

February 20, 2018

Yale researchers have found that by disrupting this microRNA in key tissues, they can reduce plaque buildup in arteries while avoiding unintended effects.

New technique predicts gene resistance to cancer treatments

February 20, 2018

YSPH researchers have developed a method to predict resistance paths to cancer therapeutics, and a way to apply it to a frequent cancer-causing gene.

Nonstatin drug use increases by 124% in U.S.; related expenditures triple

February 19, 2018

Despite the weak evidence of benefit from non-statin use, in 2012-2013 nearly 8 million adults reported using nonstatin drugs — often paid for out of pocket.

Heart attack symptoms often misinterpreted in younger women

February 19, 2018

According to a YSPH study, younger women are more likely to mistake heart attack symptoms for anxiety or stress, and more likely to be misdiagnosed by a doctor.

Khushi Baby wins $250K Johnson & Johnson Prize with tech developed at Yale

February 19, 2018

The India-based company, which uses a device developed as part of an SEAS course, won Johnson & Johnson’s GenH Challenge for Maternal and Child Health.

Preventing, controlling hypertension could reduce China’s high stroke rate

February 19, 2018

High blood pressure is extremely common in China, which may be responsible for the nation’s high stroke rates, according to a new Yale study.

Rapid radiation therapy minimizes treatment time, improves quality of life

February 15, 2018

Faster treatment is possible for a variety of cancers, thanks to hypofractionated radiotherapy currently being employed by doctors at Yale Medicine.

Translating the Body: Medical Education in Southeast Asia

February 15, 2018

John Harley Warne, the Avalon Professor in the History of Medicine (National University of Singapore Press)