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.
Smoking Cessation Treatment for Patients With Depression Could Save as Many as 203,000 Lives, YSPH Estimates
A team of scientists estimates that providing patients with depression with the tools to quit smoking could save as many as 125,000 lives over the next 80 years. That number jumps to 203,000 when extended to people with depression who are not yet in mental health care settings.
Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ harmed health of Muslim Americans, study finds
When former President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order in 2017 banning Muslims from select countries from traveling to the United States, the sweeping decree quickly rippled down to affect health outcomes for Muslim-Americans, Yale researchers say.Source: Yale News
Vaccine Found Effective for Elderly in Hard-hit Brazil Facing COVID-19 Gamma Variant
The AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being widely used in Brazil and elsewhere in response to an epidemic wave of the SARS-CoV-2 Gamma variant, affords significant protection to the elderly when the vaccine’s full two-dose schedule is completed.
Expanding Medicare would reduce racial and ethnic health disparities
When Americans become eligible for Medicare coverage at age 65, research has shown, there are substantial reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance, access to care, and self-reported health.Source: Yale News
Pandemic-based Approach to Methadone Treatment Restrictions Should Remain, YSPH Study Finds
When the COVID-19 pandemic ripped through New England and the rest of the United States in early 2020, substance use disorder treatment centers were forced to make massive changes to minimize the spread of coronavirus.
Yale School of Public Health Partnership with Mexico Leads to New Online Implementation Science Course
A new YSPH partnership with the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico has led to the launch of an online Spanish language summer course in implementation science for health professionals.
U.S. Vaccination Campaign Prevented up to 279,000 COVID-19 Deaths
The coordinated and rapid COVID-19 vaccination campaign launched in the United States late last year has saved some 279,000 lives and prevented 1.25 million hospitalizations, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) finds.Source: Yale News
Strong Immigration Enforcement Likely Harming Health Among Hispanic Adults
Aggressive federal detention and deportation policies in the United States have a chilling effect on health care use among Hispanic adults, including those with diabetes, new research by the Yale School of Public Health finds.Source: Yale News
Sex-specific Immune Response in COVID-19 Linked to Cellular Metabolism
Researchers studying COVID-19 patients have found a metabolic pathway that is highly correlated with immune responses only in male patients, a group known to be more likely to suffer severe cases and die of the disease, representing a potential target for therapeutic intervention.Source: Yale News
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