Climate change-induced health impacts are gaining traction as a primary concern — heat chief among them, but so are air quality, water quality, disease-carrying insects and secondary impacts such as mold, loss of electricity from catastrophic events and the mental health toll from each of the above.
- September 14, 2022Source: YaleNews
Sherman is an internationally recognized researcher in the emerging field of sustainability in clinical care. Her research focuses on sustainability and supply chain issues in the U.S. health care industry.
- August 09, 2022Source: Energy News Network
Connecticut residents who struggle to pay their energy bills often suffer from physical and mental health issues as a result. That is one of many findings in a new study of energy insecurity based on interviews with 22 residents of varying ages and races from around the state. The study was a joint undertaking by the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of the Environment, Vermont Law and Graduate School, and Operation Fuel, an energy-assistance nonprofit.
- August 01, 2022
A new Yale study found that, among people suffering non-fatal heart attacks associated with hot weather, an outsize portion were taking beta-blockers or antiplatelet medication. The study doesn’t prove that these medications caused the heart attacks, nor that they make people more vulnerable to heart attack. Although it’s possible that they did increase the risk of heart attacks triggered by hot weather, it’s also possible that patients’ underlying heart disease explains both the prescriptions and the higher susceptibility to heart attack during hot weather.
- July 27, 2022
The environmental impacts of climate change and a complex and often inefficient network of energy assistance programs are negatively affecting the health and well-being of Connecticut residents already burdened by the state’s soaring utility costs, according to a new report.
- June 30, 2022
Diarrhea is a leading killer of young children around the world, and cases often rise after heavy rains and flooding. But diarrhea risks can also increase in dry conditions, an ominous sign as the world continues to get warmer due to climate change.
- June 16, 2022Source: Kaiser Health News
Heat waves are getting hotter and becoming more frequent because of rising rates of air pollution, putting children’s health at risk, a wide-ranging new report finds.
- May 21, 2022Source: Arts Council Greater New Haven
Four farmers picked at a field full of mugwort, seemingly getting nowhere. One had a tinkling voice and muttered about healing crystals.
- May 17, 2022Source: ABC News
One out of every six deaths in 2019 were attributed to pollution, according to a new estimate published in The Lancet Planetary Health. Dr. Robert Dubrow, Faculty Director of the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, provided additional insights on this issue.
- April 26, 2022Source: Scientific American
Cancer results from a combination of spontaneous mutations that arise with age—just call it “bad luck”—and environmental exposures to carcinogens such as tobacco, ultraviolet light or viruses. But the question of the relative contribution of luck—compared with more explicit causes—has generated vigorous debate for years.