Empowering Black Girls May Help to Reduce Drug Use, YSPH Study Finds
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.
25-plus Partners Join Forces to Address Caribbean’s Climate and Health Crisis
An unprecedented gathering sponsored by more than 25 Caribbean countries and territories, the United States and international organizations, have come together to address the public health challenge of climate change in the Caribbean, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to the adverse health effects of the climate crisis.
Raw Wastewater “Leading Indicator” of Future COVID-19 Outbreaks, YSPH Collaborative Study Finds
A global team of researchers has found that future COVID-19 outbreaks, variants, hospitalizations and ICU admissions can be reliably predicted by detecting and quantifying the amount of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in raw wastewater.
Repeat COVID-19 Positive Tests in Nursing Home Residents Identified Following Natural Infection
COVID-19 took its largest toll on residents of U.S. nursing homes. Prior to the vaccine roll-out, many states reported that over a third of all cases and deaths occurred amongst this vulnerable population.
Virtual M.S./CDE Program Rewarding for YSPH Grad
After graduating from the Yale School of Public Health’s intense M.S. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology program earlier this year, Ronald Chow, M.S., CDE ’21, said he would one day like to step foot in New Haven and thank his faculty mentors in person.
Campuses Are Virus Incubators, but These Colleges Can’t Require Vaccines
It is what many universities fear. After months of gearing up for a fall semester that seemed like normal, with in-person classes and packed football games, the University of Texas at San Antonio announced Wednesday that almost all courses will be held online for the first three weeks.Source: The New York Times
Exposure to Ambient Light at Night May Increase an Individual’s Risk for COVID-19
Locations with significant amounts of artificial nighttime light, such as would be found in developed areas with streetlamps, neon advertising and heavy automobile traffic, have a higher incidence of COVID-19 infection, new research from the Yale School of Public Health finds.
Stressed Out and Locked-Down During Pandemic, New Yorkers Craved Alcohol, YSPH Study Finds
As New York state’s lockdown orders wore on in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, residents increasingly felt cravings for alcohol — and reported subsequently misusing it, a new study from scientists at the Yale School of Public Health and Stony Brook University has found.