The World Health Organization attributes obesity in developed countries to decreases in exercise and energy expenditure relative to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Where they led active lifestyles, ours are mostly sedentary. In recent research, Yale professor Brian Wood examined total energy
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The development of antibiotic resistance is a mounting issue in healthcare. A recent study shows that the dosage of antibiotics that should be used in order to minimize the rise of resistance depends on competition between bacterial strains.
Biomedical researchers at Columbia University have developed a convenient, easy-to-use, and relatively inexpensive smartphone attachment that could revolutionize HIV and syphilis detection for previously unscreened populations.
Stephanie Heung is a senior in Calhoun College with a deep interest in public and global health policy. In her four years at Yale, she has been involved with many organizations, including MedX Yale, and has been published in the Huffington Post.
A team of researchers across multiple institutions has conducted a four-year study which illuminates the benefits of the HPV vaccine. The study’s key finding revealed a significant decrease in precancerous lesions among women who received the vaccine.
With more than 23,000 reported cases, the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been the worst in history. Epidemiologist Dan Yamin, who studies Ebola transmission, has developed a model that explains the recent decline in the number of cases.
According to Yale doctors who developed measures for Obama Care, socioeconomic status is not a significant factor in hospital readmission rates. Yale physician Dr. Harlan M. Krumholz explains why the backlash against these measures is misplaced.
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is in almost every part of our modern world, but we know relatively little about the effects that this chemical has on our cognitive functions. Recent findings from a team led by Dr. John Elsworth suggest that BPA may affect our working memory
New work from the lab of Professor Susan Kaech in the Immunobiology Department has identified a pathway in immune cells required for responding to influenza.
A Neglected Problem in Global Health: The Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases
With rates of non-communicable diseases on the rise, the Yale Global Health Leadership Initiative is partaking in a collaborative action plan to bring revolutionary public health solutions to Uganda.