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Ijeoma Opara, Ph.D., LMSW, M.P.H., recently joined the Yale School of Public Health as an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
- September 20, 2021
Black girls make up a relatively small portion of the overall drug-using population. But their health consequences are more severe than most: Reproductive issues, fertility issues, sexually transmitted infections and trauma exposure are all obstacles they face at statistically higher rates compared to their peers.
- September 09, 2021
New Center in Implementation Science Launches with Summer Boot Camp
- September 08, 2021Source: Guyana Times Inc.
According to findings from ‘The Lancet’s Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale’ an estimated 43 per cent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting.
- August 31, 2021Source: CT Mirror
As the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom, some immunocompromised families feel left behind. That’s because many districts across Connecticut aren’t offering a remote learning option, and for many families, returning to the classroom is like choosing between their education and their health.
- August 30, 2021Source: NBC Universal
This Point-and-Click Game Helps Reduce the Stigma of Addiction
- August 25, 2021Source: Yale News
Many public health experts feared the COVID-19 pandemic would cause an increase in suicidal behavior among U.S. military veterans, a group that already has high rates of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder and which experienced a 30% surge in suicides between 2010 and 2018. New evidence, however, suggests that during the first eight months of the pandemic that did not happen. According to a study published Aug. 25 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, the number of veterans who reported contemplating suicide during the pandemic actually decreased relative to pre-pandemic levels. Similarly, no uptick was observed in suicide attempts.
- August 18, 2021Source: Discover Magazine
The old expression “you are what you eat” should be “you are what your mother eats.” That’s because the diet of a pregnant and nursing mom impacts a baby’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional health, as well as the tastebuds that will set up the child’s lifelong food preferences, says Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, a maternal-child health researcher at the Yale School of Public Health. Once babies start eating solid food at six months, their diet in the first two years lays the foundation for their tastebuds, cognitive and physical development and long-term risk for chronic diseases, he says.
- August 17, 2021Source: WFSB Eyewitness News 3
(WFSB) - Parents across the state are worried about sending their children back into the classroom, especially as COVID numbers are increasing.
- August 17, 2021
There has been little to no progress in eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in some key health indicators over the past two decades, according to a Yale study.