Disparities Persist in Positive Cardiac Longevity Trend
One of the first national studies to measure long-term patient outcomes following a heart attack has found positive overall trends, but those benefits do not extend to low-income and Black communities, according to a new study in JAMA Cardiology.
The E-Cigarette Flavor Debate — Promoting Adolescent and Adult Welfare
The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) over the past decade has complicated tobacco policymaking by pitting two tobacco-control interests squarely against each other. On one side is the goal of reducing high rates of adolescent e-cigarette use (vaping). On the other is the goal of harnessing vaping’s potential to help smokers quit. But some policies intended to support only one of these two goals could undermine the other.Source: The New England Journal of Medicine
The rise of COVID-19 cases around the world
CGTN's Mike Walter speaks with Xi Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Associate Professor at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at the Yale School of Public Health, about the latest lockdown measures throughout China and what the future holds for residents there.
Loss of federal COVID-19 funding could mean end of key research projects, free tests and vaccines for uninsured in Connecticut
Congress’s failure to include a fresh infusion of COVID-19 funding in President Joe Biden’s recent spending bill means no more federal money for some research projects.Source: The Hartford Courant
Health & Veritas: Hope for Sickle Cell Patients (Ep. 25)
On the Health & Veritas podcast, Yale physician-professors Howard Forman and Harlan Krumholz talk about the latest news and ideas in healthcare and seek out the truth amid the noise. In the latest episode, they’re joined by Dr. Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, chief of pediatric hematology and oncology at the Yale School of Medicine and an expert on sickle cell disease.Source: Yale Insights
A Yale economist on taming rising hospital prices while maintaining quality
Over the last two decades, the U.S. hospital sector has seen nearly 2,000 mergers and significant consolidation. During this period, prices for hospital services have grown markedly faster than inflation, driving up health spending and insurance premiums. Concerns about rising health care costs have led to proposals in various state houses and in Congress to regulate these prices.Source: Yale News
Does Omicron spell the end of Covid-zero in China?
Covid-zero was once a dream pursued by a lot of countries, Australia included. But the arrival of highly transmissible variants, Delta and then Omicron, has brought an end to such aspirations for many, from New Zealand to Singapore and Western Australia.Source: ABC
Experts question unusual authorization plan for Covid vaccine for kids under 5
The Food and Drug Administration’s willingness to consider authorizing a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech for children under the age of 5 — without evidence yet that it would be protective — is raising concerns among some vaccine experts who fear the plan could backfire and undermine vaccine uptake in this group.Source: Stat