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Death by Lightning: To Some Countries, More Than Just a Shock

Death by Lightning: To Some Countries, More Than Just a Shock

Rain Tsong April 25, 2014 0

Johannesburg, South Africa: lightning strikes a 9-year-old brother and his sister who had gone out to play. The boy dies in transit to the hospital; the toddler girl is blinded. The same storm destroyed

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Introducing The Next-Generation Condom

Introducing The Next-Generation Condom

Senzeni Mpofu May 30, 2013 0

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a competition to develop the Next Generation Condom that significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use.

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Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

John Urwin May 30, 2013 0

Reusing potentially contaminated syringes continues to be one of the principal methods of HIV transmission, yet thousands continue to pull the trigger. Yale Professor Robert Heimer travelled to Russia to find out why.

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The Buzz on Energy Drinks: A Health Concern for Youths

The Buzz on Energy Drinks: A Health Concern for Youths

Qiaonan Zhong May 30, 2013 0

Researchers at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity are studying the public health effects of energy drink consumption. They have raised concerns about increasing advertisement toward youth and the limited regulations

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A Healthier New Haven

A Healthier New Haven

Joyce Xi May 29, 2013 0

Results from a 2012 survey by the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) indicate that New Haven residents of under-resourced neighborhoods are demonstrating healthier habits than in the past

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Do Lone Wolves Fall Faster? A study on social isolation, loneliness, and mortality rates in the elderly

Do Lone Wolves Fall Faster? A study on social isolation, loneliness, and mortality rates in the elderly

Jonathon Bowyer May 29, 2013 0

While the deaths of many elderly individuals result from a lack of assistance during emergencies, scientists suggest that severe loneliness has a more significant influence on elderly mortality rates. Can living alone really make

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Ailments of a Graying Population: Why Aging is Everyone’s Business

Ailments of a Graying Population: Why Aging is Everyone’s Business

William Zhang May 11, 2013 1

Carol Orlando was 65 when her family members noticed the first changes. Her social graces began giving way to a detached brusqueness; her eclectic interests, to grinding repetition. Gradually, she lost the ability to

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Waking Up to the Mechanism of African Sleeping Sickness: Serendipitous Discovery Yields New Clues for Prevention

Waking Up to the Mechanism of African Sleeping Sickness: Serendipitous Discovery Yields New Clues for Prevention

Stephany Rhee May 11, 2013 0

Christian Tschudi from the Yale School of Public Health has replicated the infectious process of African sleeping sickness in a laboratory setting. Scientists acclaim it as the biggest discovery in the field in twenty

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Post-Hospital Syndrome: The Revolving Door of Hospital Readmissions

Post-Hospital Syndrome: The Revolving Door of Hospital Readmissions

Qiaonan Zhong May 11, 2013 0

Described by Professor Harlan Krumholz, the post-hospital syndrome is a 30-day time of vulnerability during which recently released patients experience a higher risk of an array of health issues

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You’re More than You Eat! Recent Research Verifies Link Between Gut Biota and Malnutrition

You’re More than You Eat! Recent Research Verifies Link Between Gut Biota and Malnutrition

Jayanth Krishnan April 5, 2013 1

Researchers have uncovered the critical role that gut microbes play in establishing patterns of disease and physiology related to malnutrition

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