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Five things to know about climate change and health going into COP 28

The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference – the world’s only multilateral decision-making forum on climate change – is taking place from November 30 through December 12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Drs. Robert Dubrow, MD, and Jodi Sherman, MD, from the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health highlight the latest findings of the annual Lancet Countdown report on health and climate change in advance of this year's international gathering.

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  • Pills2Me – An Innovation Success Story

    Pills2Me is a Yale School of Public Health innovation success story. The company received its initial support and funding in 2020 from InnovateHealth Yale, YSPH’s social entrepreneurship program, and was recently named one of the U.S. recipients of the Google for Startups Black and Latino Founders Fund for 2023.

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  • 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
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  • Climate anxious? Here’s how you can turn apprehension into action

    In recent years, the term “climate anxiety” has gone from obscure to familiar, underscoring a growing awareness of how witnessing escalating climate disasters affects our mental health. YSPH Clinical Psychologist Sarah Lowe offers suggestions to help people manage their emotional and cognitive reactions to our rapidly changing environment.

    Source: The Guardian
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  • 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.

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  • COVID Likely to Peak in Colder Months as Virus Becomes Endemic in the US

    As COVID-19 becomes endemic in the U.S., it will likely settle into a seasonable rhythm like influenza, becoming most active during the colder months in northern climes and subsiding in summer, according to a new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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  • Dr. Krystal Pollitt on how collaboration across Yale feeds innovation

    Dr. Krystal Pollitt is Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. Her lab studies environmental exposure via the collection and analysis of complex environmental samples using mass spectrometry techniques. In addition to her research, Dr. Pollitt is an entrepreneur and, with her interdisciplinary team, has developed the FreshAir wristband, a wearable device that detects air pollution.

    Source: Yale Ventures
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