Health & Medicine

After addiction, the long road back to good health

March 28, 2018

Each year substance use disorder robs millions of people of health, self-respect, and even life. Patients who make their way to treatment face an arduous path.

Study: Counties with fracking have increased rates of STIs

March 27, 2018

Increased rates of sexually transmitted infection in counties with fracking in Ohio are thought to be caused by the industry’s young, male, transient workforce.

Alum-led startup saves lives by ridding African market of counterfeit drugs

March 27, 2018

Founded by Adebayo Alonge (SOM ’16) and Amy Kao (SOM ’17), the pharmaceutical startup RxAll grew out of a meeting during the 2015 Yale Healthcare Hackathon.

Chasing Men on Fire: The Story of the Search for a Pain Gene

March 27, 2018

Stephen G. Waxman, the Bridget Flaherty Professor of Neurology (The MIT Press)

Environmental engineering students work in India for better water

March 23, 2018

Professor Jaehong Kim, seven students, and two teaching assistants worked with Water Health International, based in Hyderabad, India.

Wellness at Yale: Promoting wellbeing through research and outreach

March 23, 2018

Through resources on campus, community programs and partnerships, international research, and more, Yale is promoting wellbeing both locally and globally.

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‘Financial health’ is good medicine in mental health care

March 23, 2018

Some of the things we think of as “mental health problems” are actually poverty problems, argues Annie Harper of the Yale Department of Psychiatry.

How do we lose memory? A STEP at a time, researchers say

March 22, 2018

An increase in the level of the molecule striatal-enriched phosphatase, or STEP, is a common denominator in cognitive decline in numerous species.

Three faculty members appointed to endowed chairs

March 22, 2018

Three Yale faculty members — Dr. Nita Ahuja, Dr. Clifford Bogue, and Vasilis Vasiliou — were appointed to endowed professorships.

Vasilis Vasiliou designated the Bliss Professor of Epidemiology

March 22, 2018

Vasiliou investigates the mechanisms of cellular responses to environmental stress and gene-environment interactions involved in a number of diseases.