Health & Medicine

Alumna launches video series to address racial disparities in breastfeeding

January 2, 2018

Elizabeth Bayne has produced over 30 videos featuring African-American women who nurse their babies, as well as a website and four social media channels.

Psychiatry residents renew mentoring program with Common Ground High School

December 21, 2017

For the second year, Yale Department of Psychiatry residents and trainees are participating in a mentorship program with students at a local New Haven school.

5 things to know about coughing kids

December 21, 2017

Pediatric specialists from Yale Medicine explain that lingering cough — and what to do about it.

Yale study: Violence declines during intensive PTSD treatment

December 21, 2017

An intensive Veterans Health Administration treatment program can reduce violent behavior in combat veterans with PTSD, according to new research.

New test shows when body is fighting a virus

December 21, 2017

By collecting cells with a simple nasal swab and testing for RNA expression and protein levels, researchers are able to positively identify viral infections.

Yale neuroscientist receives prestigious award to support seizure research

December 20, 2017

Hal Blumenfeld M.D., the Mark Loughridge and Michele Williams Professor of Neurology, has received a prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award.

Women’s Health Research at Yale announces new undergraduate fellows

December 20, 2017

The YSM program mentors students who focus on the incorporation of sex and gender in contemporary science and medicine.

YSPH student makes it easier for girls to find health services with new app

December 20, 2017

Developed by Nicole Gusman ‘18 with help from the Tsai Center, Easy EC is a new website and app that will help girls find and receive emergency contraception.

Brains of old monkeys and humans share same signs of Alzheimer’s

December 18, 2017

Researchers hope the discovery will provide novel therapeutic strategies to protect against early stages of degeneration and prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s.

Opportunities to vaccinate young women against HPV missed at alarming rate

December 15, 2017

Among women aged 18-26 eligible for vaccination, two-thirds have had “missed opportunity” visits with health care providers, according to Yale research.