Health & Medicine

Gary V. Desir ’80 M.D.: A stalwart in laboratory and clinic

April 3, 2018

Chair of Internal Medcine at the Yale School of Medicine, Gary Desir has served with distinction as a researcher, clinician, educator, and administrator.

Filmmaker and alumna to preview work-in-progress at YSPH Film Series

April 3, 2018

Elizabeth Bayne, M.P.H. ’06, M.F.A., will preview “Chocolate Milk,” a documentary that explores racial disparities in breastfeeding, on April 3 at 5 p.m.

Taming an unruly target in diabetes

April 3, 2018

Focusing on a simple hormone, a Yale researcher has found specific forms of it that poke toxic holes in cells, a discovery that could help treat diabetes.

For opioid-dependent newborns, a mother’s love is the best medicine

April 3, 2018

A Yale pediatrician’s intuitive, unorthodox treatment for infants born to opioid-addicted mothers is spreading — because it works.

Study: Homeless vets five times more likely to attempt suicide

April 2, 2018

The study, by researchers from Yale and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, argues for the need for funding for homeless programs for veterans.

Netcast: What is ‘Medicare for All’ and what does it mean?

March 29, 2018

Health advocates are calling for “Medicare for All,” but what does that mean, and how would it affect you? YSPH’s Public Health Decoded podcast investigates.

Millions have been traumatized by female genital mutilation

March 29, 2018

Together with the medical community, families worldwide need to support the complete elimination of female genital mutilation and keep girls safe and healthy.

How treatment for addiction came out of the Dark Ages

March 29, 2018

Thanks in part to doctors from Yale, non-addictive pain medication has changed how experts approach therapy for substance use disorders.

Researchers develop a novel RNA-based therapy to target West Nile Virus

March 29, 2018

New findings by the Yale-led team may represent a breakthrough in treating West Nile Virus after virus invasion of the brain and the central nervous system.

Study points to potential personalized approach to treating lupus

March 28, 2018

A new finding by Yale researchers opens the door to future Lupus therapies targeting bacteria rather than the patient’s immune system.