How methadone, other meds are helping to lower CT opioid deaths
A special advisory committee earlier this year laid out several key strategies for curtailing opioid overdoses in Connecticut. It argued that increasing the accessibility and use of methadone and buprenorphine would be the most effective approach to stemming the mounting death toll. YSPH Professor Robert Heimer helped produce the report.Source: CT Mirror
‘Triple-demic’ of respiratory illnesses launches vaccination season. Have you gotten yours?
We are amid the “triple-demic” of respiratory illnesses season that includes a significant increase in U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations alongside annual seasonal surges in respiratory viruses like influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). YSPH Professor Sten Vermund offers timely guidance on how people can best protect themselves in this opinion piece.Source: The Baltimore Sun
Overdose-Prevention Grant Heralded On Grand
Roughly $10 million in federal aid will flow to the New Haven area over the next five years to help municipal health departments take a regional approach in combating the opioid epidemic. YSPH Professor Robert Heimer is helping to lead the effort.Source: New Haven Independent
Thousands of Ukrainian children taken by Russia for re-education, Ukraine says
Thousands of Ukrainian children have reportedly been taken from their homes and moved to camps in Russia or Belarus since the start of the war. Nathaniel Raymond, director of the Yale Humanitarian Research Lab at the Yale School of Public Health, joined CBS News to discuss.Source: CBS News
Thousands of Ukrainian children taken to Belarus - Yale research
More than 2,400 children from Ukraine aged between six and 17 years old have been taken to 13 facilities across Belarus since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in early 2022, according to new research published by the Yale School of Public Health's Humanitarian Research Lab.Source: Reuters
Implicit Bias From Providers Inhibits HCV Treatment
A new study reveals significant insights into the challenges that can occur for hepatitis C virus (HCV) micro-elimination efforts in people with HIV (PWH). Due to the opioid epidemic, the prevalence of co-infection with HIV and HCV has been increasing. If left untreated, HCV infection can lead to liver damage, cancer, and death. Although HIV requires lifelong therapy, HCV can be cured with a few months of oral medications.
Yale School of Public Health partners with Kazakhstan university on advanced research training to address HIV
The Yale School of Public Health is partnering with Nazarbayev University School of Medicine in Astana, Kazakhstan on an advanced research training program that will support promising scientists and clinicians interested in phylogeny of viruses and molecular epidemiology.
FDA approves first vaccine against mosquito-borne virus chikungunya
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the world’s first vaccine to prevent chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness that can cause debilitating joint pain for months to years. YSPH Dr. Albert Ko comments.Source: The Washington Post
Study Identifies Countries Vulnerable to Extensively Drug-resistant Typhoid
Using air travel records and data on where local conditions make transmission more likely, Yale School of Public Health researchers have identified countries where outbreaks of an extensively drug-resistant form of typhoid fever are most likely to occur. The research, published in Nature Communications, could help prevent and control additional outbreaks.
Humanitarian aid organizations address the crisis in Gaza and Israel
As the war continues in Israel and Gaza, humanitarians are working to deliver aid across the region. Humanitarian aid starts with addressing the basic necessities; food, water, and emergency medical care. YSPH's Nathaniel Raymond, executive director of Yale's Humanitarian Research Lab, is a featured guest on this episode of Where We Live.Source: CT Public
Vermund appointed president of the Global Virus Network
Dr. Sten Vermund, MD, the Yale School of Public Health Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health and former dean of the school from 2017–2022, has been appointed president of the Global Virus Network. The GVN is a coalition comprised of eminent human and animal virologists from 71 centers of excellence and 9 affiliates in 40 countries, working collaboratively to advance knowledge about how to identify and diagnose pandemic viruses, mitigate and control how such viruses spread and make us sick, as well as develop drugs, vaccines, and treatments to combat them.
What is humanitarian aid? Peanut butter, WiFi, and other life-saving supplies.
One of the biggest causes of death in war is not bullets and bombs, but civilians dying from malnutrition, says Nathaniel Raymond, the executive director of the Humanitarian Research Lab at the Yale School of Public Health. Delivering life-saving supplies at speed can prevent a crisis from turning deadlier.Source: Popular Science
The Long History of Long COVID and Other Chronic Illnesses
The term post-acute infection syndrome refers to chronic diseases that occur after an acute viral, bacterial, or parasitic infection, including chronic Lyme and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Yale School of Medicine is investigating the many questions surrounding post-acute infection syndromes in its new Center for Infection & Immunity.
For YSPH student, creating suicide prevention guide both an academic and personal project
Sophie Edelstein, MPH ’24 (Social and Behavioral Sciences), a lifelong New Haven resident, was one of 12 YSPH Health Equity fellows this past summer. She chose to work with the City of New Haven’s Office of Community Mental Health Initiatives, and helped create the city's new suicide prevention guide.