Latest News from Environmental Health Sciences
An annual international symposium on olive oil and health hosted by the Yale School of Public Health is heading to the center of the olive oil world – Spain – where leading experts will gather later this year to examine the potential and impact of what some call “liquid gold.”
- October 04, 2021Source: CBC
While vaccines and masking continue to be important to stopping the spread of COVID-19, experts say proper ventilation and filtration are also key and companies need to take them into account as they continue to develop back-to-work plans.
- October 02, 2021Source: USA Today
Trick-or-treating is back this year. Sort of. The Center for Disease Control has given a green light for children nationwide to trick or treat this Halloween – one year after the CDC advised against the tradition last year due to COVID-19 concerns, instead suggesting one-way trick-or-treating as an alternative.
- October 01, 2021
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health welcomes four new faculty members to its growing team of interdisciplinary educators. They include an environmental expert with Microsoft, an attorney whose legal expertise in the area of environmental law was featured in the 2019 film “Dark Waters,” an acclaimed researcher who led the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and a prominent environmental toxicologist.
- September 30, 2021
A team of 13 scientists — including one from the Yale School of Public Health — are cautioning against the use of pain relievers with acetaminophen by pregnant women, citing a growing body of research that suggests the drug might alter fetal development.
- September 29, 2021
Kai Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, studies the relationship between climate change, air pollution and human health. He applies multidisciplinary approaches in climate and air pollution sciences, exposure assessment and environmental epidemiology to better understand how climate change is affecting human health. Much of this work has been done in China, Europe and the United States.
- September 24, 2021
In a paper published September 20 in The BMJ, Jodi Sherman, MD, and colleagues encourage clinicians to embrace planetary health care, a broadening of the concept of “first, do no harm” beyond caring for patients to also include preserving the natural world on which human health relies.
- September 21, 2021Source: Eat This, Not That!
With the United States never returning to lockdowns, and with more and more people getting vaccinated, people are going out again in droves, longing for things to get back to "normal." Problem is, no one told the coronavirus; it's still causing a pandemic.
- September 16, 2021
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Cancer Act, Dr. Nicole Deziel shares her motivation for pursuing a career in cancer research.
- September 09, 2021
Lee E. Rubin, MD, is an associate professor and division chief of Adult Reconstruction with the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation as well as chief of the Total Joint Replacement Program at Yale New Haven Hospital. He offers an inside look, not only to what physicians and surgeons have experienced during the pandemic, but what he has done personally to keep focused and prioritize mental health.