Eating processed foods is hurting your brain, study says. Even '2 cookies' can affect health.
Although obvious that a diet consisting of hot dogs and ice cream won’t lead to a healthy physical lifestyle, new research illuminates how ultra-processed foods can also spur a significant decrease in brain function.Source: USA Today
Voices from the Field: “Community” in Global Health Research: My Eye-opening Journey From the Wet Lab to the Canadian Arctic
YSPH doctoral student Sappho Gilbert on her journey toward public health research and current research on nutrition changes among Inuit communities in Nunavet, Canada.Source: NIEHS - Global Environmental Health Newsletter
YSPH Researchers Find that Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower Children’s Risk of TB Infection
Yale faculty members Drs. Xin Zhou and Donna Spiegelman at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science and Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, along with colleagues from several other universities, including lead author Dr. Davaasambuu Ganmaa of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, published findings last week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that vitamin D supplementation does not lower children’s risk of TB infection.
Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves ‘Food Deserts’ Behind
A Yale University analysis found that most people in “food deserts” in eight states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part of the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
YSPH International Olive Oil and Health Symposium to be Held in Legendary City of Delphi
Taking a cue from the ancient Greeks and their deep respect for the olive tree and the oil produced from its fruit, researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health are hosting a symposium in December in the legendary city of Delphi to explore the many human and planetary health benefits associated with the olive tree and its products.
Olive oil’s health benefits explored at Yale School of Public Health symposium
Yale’s Olive Oil and Health symposium drew a deeply invested group to New Haven this month—chefs, growers, importers, scientists, associations of producers, entrepreneurs and business people—to celebrate this amazing fruit juice and begin mapping out a new olive institute at the Yale School of Public Health.
Group partners Lagos on school gardening
Concerned about rising cases of malnutrition among children in public primary schools in Lagos State, the Helen Keller International, (HKI) Nigeria with funding from Mondelçz International Foundation in partnership with the Lagos State Government, has launched the school gardening programme in nine schools in Ikeja and Ojodu local government area of Lagos State.Source: The Nation
Infant Health is the Top Priority
Breastfeeding (BF) support is one of the most cost-effective interventions to advance mother–child health worldwide. Large-scale BF support may prevent 11.6% of infant deaths and improves cognitive development. Read the joint statement from Dean Sten Vermund and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla.
Is Infant Formula Ever A Good Option In Poor Countries?
The long-running breast milk vs. formula debate made headlines earlier this week. The first problem arises because powdered formula requires a dependable source of clean water, which is not available to some 780 million people, according to the World Health Organization.Source: NPR Goats and Soda
Why The Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Debate Is Especially Critical In Poor Countries
In poor countries, a mother's decision about breastfeeding can be critical for her baby's survival. That's because formula carries special risks for low-income families. According to Rafael Perez-Escamilla, director of Global Health Concentration at the Yale School of Public Health. "If the water is not clean, formula becomes a death sentence for the infant."Source: NPR Goats and Soda
Trump Administration Denies Threatening Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution
U.S. officials made threats to Ecuador in an attempt to water down a resolution in support of breastfeeding, according to a report in The New York Times. The news report has garnered strong reaction from the U.S. government. Rafael Perez-Escamilla, a professor at the Yale School of Public Health, told NPR this is part of a larger trend in the current administration "to help maximize profits at the expense of public health."Source: NPR
Top FDA Official Returns to Yale to Discuss Food Safety and a Healthier Population
Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., a former Yale School of Public Health professor and now director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFAN) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), returned this week for a homecoming of sorts to deliver a Dean’s Lecture on the FDA’s role in promoting food safety and nutritional guidelines to improve public health.
ASCC-ACNR Land Grant screens new "Edutainment" films
The Agriculture, Community and Natural Resources (ACNR) Land Grant division of the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) recently held a special presentation titled “See the Change You Want to Be, and Be the Change You Want to See” which included the premiere screening of two new health awareness films produced specifically for American Samoa.Source: Samoa News