What Is Cardiac Arrest? What to Know About Why Damar Hamlin Collapsed
After Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills collapsed Monday night following a hit during a National Football League game against the Cincinnati Bengals, his team said the 24-year-old safety had suffered a cardiac arrest.Source: Wall Street Journal
Two Heart Medications Tied to Greater Heart Attack Risk During Very Hot Weather
A new Yale study found that, among people suffering non-fatal heart attacks associated with hot weather, an outsize portion were taking beta-blockers or antiplatelet medication. The study doesn’t prove that these medications caused the heart attacks, nor that they make people more vulnerable to heart attack. Although it’s possible that they did increase the risk of heart attacks triggered by hot weather, it’s also possible that patients’ underlying heart disease explains both the prescriptions and the higher susceptibility to heart attack during hot weather.
USC study links PFAS to liver damage; YSPH scientist contributed to research
YSPH scientist Vasilis Vasiliou, Ph.D., department chair and Susan Bliss Professor of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences), contributed to a new study by the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine linking chemicals known as PFAS to liver damage.
$8.5M Federal Grant Aims for Big Impact from Small Molecules in the Gut
Yale researchers across a range of disciplines are coming together to explore the important role of microbial metabolites in our microbiota—the trillions of bacterial cells that colonize our intestines.Source: Yale West Campus
Early monitoring key to childhood obesity: study
Samoa has one of the highest prevalences of childhood obesity in the world. The Samoa Observer reports on the results of Courtney Choy's Brown University Department of Epidemiology doctoral dissertation, which finds a clear need for intervention before a child turns five, especially for Samoan children in urban areas, eating what has become the now-normal diet of imported and packaged foods. Interrupting this lifestyle could be an effective way to prevent obesity and related cardiometabolic diseases, Choy finds.Source: Samoa Observer
High rates of HIV and diabetes raise the risk of TB for South Africans
Since the 1980s, HIV has contributed to an increase in tuberculosis (TB) cases across the globe. Recently, diabetes has been found to be an important risk factor for TB. In a new study, Yale researchers investigated whether having both HIV and diabetes increases the risk of developing TB among individuals living in rural South Africa.
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
Researchers launch unique lab in Samoa to study obesity epidemic
In the Samoan language, “olaga” means life — which makes it a perfect acronym for a unique new research laboratory opened by Brown University and Yale University scientists at the Pacific island nation’s Ministry of Health on Friday, Nov. 10.Source: Samoa News
Affordable housing is at crisis levels — here's how tax reform can help
The House Republican Tax bill proposes cuts to the country’s largest subsidized housing program, the mortgage interest deduction (MID). This $70 billion dollar tax expenditure largely benefits high income Americans: The larger the mortgage, the larger the deduction, for mortgages under $1 million.Source: The Hill
Brown, Yale researchers launch unique lab in Samoa to study obesity epidemic
Accompanied by the island nation’s prime minister, Brown University public health professor Stephen McGarvey celebrated a new facility for studying the lifestyle and genetic influences of obesity and non-communicable diseases in Samoa.Source: Brown University