Higher Lithium Levels in Drinking Water May Raise Autism Risk
Pregnant women whose household tap water had higher levels of lithium had a moderately higher risk of their offspring being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and UCLA Health.
Experts call for an end to the exploitative marketing used by the baby formula milk industry
A newly released Series on breastfeeding published in The Lancet argues that formula milk companies exploit parents’ emotions and manipulate scientific information to generate sales at the expense of the health and rights of families, women, and children.
New Lancet Series highlights the continuing struggle that breastfeeding women face across the globe
A Lancet Series published on Feb. 8, 2023, highlights the continuing struggle that women across the globe face to meet their breastfeeding goals. Yale School of Public Health Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, a leading authority on breastfeeding policy and early childhood nutrition, is co-author of all three Series articles and the lead author of the first paper featured in the Series.
Health experts call for an end to exploitative baby formula milk marketing tactics
Less than half of infants around the world are breastfed as recommended, and baby formula is in high demand despite failing to offer the same health and developmental benefits as breast milk, experts say. According to a new report, misleading claims and political influence are to blame.Source: CNN
CT children’s hospitals, swamped with RSV, brace for flu cases
Connecticut’s two children’s hospitals, already dealing with a deluge of respiratory syncytial virus cases among young kids, are bracing for flu cases to swell as the colder weather sets in and a surge in patients tests capacity.Source: The Connecticut Mirror
YSPH professor Pérez-Escamilla contributes to new American Journal of Public Health series: ‘Nutrition in the First 1000 Days’
YSPH Professor Rafael Pérez-Escamilla contributed an essay to the American Journal of Public Health's “Nutrition in the First 1000 Days,” a comprehensive special series of editorials, perspectives, and research and analysis about ways to improve nutrition in the crucial first 1,000 days of a child's development, from pregnancy through second birthday.
RSV and Other Respiratory Illnesses: What Parents Need to Know
Doctors across the country are seeing a resurgence in RSV, a common respiratory illness that can leave some kids in need of hospitalization.Here's some information parents need to know regarding RSV and other respiratory illnesses in children this year, as well as the symptoms to look for.Source: New York Family
Polio vaccination efforts must be supported by good hygiene, say experts on World Polio Day
World Polio Day on October 24th is an annual day that highlights progress on the road to polio eradication. As new outbreaks of an archaic disease sweep the globe, hygiene experts warn that vaccination as the first line of defense must be backed up by adequate hygiene.Source: PharmiWeb.com
Major Funding Award Supports Yale Efforts to Address Maternal Health Inequities
A team of Yale researchers, working collaboratively with Yale New Haven Hospital, community partners and two regional hospitals, is exploring ways to improve health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women in priority populations that have been historically underserved and experience systemic racism. A $18 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will support the study.
Birth Outcomes Improved Through Expect With Me Group Prenatal Care
Expectant mothers who received group prenatal care through Expect With Me, a program co-developed by the Yale School of Public Health, had significantly better birth outcomes than their peers receiving traditional one-on-one prenatal care, a new study finds.
Scientific Team, Including YSPH Researcher, Warn Against Use of Acetaminophen by Pregnant Women
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.
Yale Study Reveals Social Media Habits of Black Teen Girls and Guides Risk-reduction Video Game
To support the development of a multiplayer risk-reduction videogame for Black teen girls, researchers at Yale conducted a study that sheds light on the social media habits of these teens in evaluating and choosing potential romantic partners. The results were published in the July 24 issue of Social Media & Society.
Fetal Alcohol Exposure Data Underscore Need for Public Health Interventions
While alcohol consumption during pregnancy may result in harm to developing embryos and fetuses, a new study led by the Yale School of Public health finds that a significant number of pregnancies that result in live birth still involve alcohol exposure.Source: Yale News