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Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

Diagnosis at Your Fingertips: Using smartphones to screen for syphilis and HIV

🕔23:35, 8.May 2015

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.

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Undergraduate Profile: Stephanie Heung ’15

Undergraduate Profile: Stephanie Heung ’15

🕔20:48, 8.May 2015

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.

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Multi-Year Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

Multi-Year Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine

🕔17:27, 8.May 2015

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.

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Where Has Ebola Gone?

Where Has Ebola Gone?

🕔17:09, 8.May 2015

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.

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The Blame Game of Hospital Readmissions

The Blame Game of Hospital Readmissions

🕔20:45, 29.Mar 2015

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.

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A Controversial Chemical: Yale study investigates the cognitive effects of BPA

A Controversial Chemical: Yale study investigates the cognitive effects of BPA

🕔22:48, 5.Mar 2015

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

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Fighting the Flu: Pathway towards a universal vaccine

Fighting the Flu: Pathway towards a universal vaccine

🕔22:41, 5.Mar 2015

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.

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A Neglected Problem in Global Health: The Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases

A Neglected Problem in Global Health: The Uganda Initiative for Integrated Management of Non-Communicable Diseases

🕔22:25, 5.Mar 2015

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.

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Old Age, Ill Health: The increasing negativity of age stereotypes

Old Age, Ill Health: The increasing negativity of age stereotypes

🕔21:25, 5.Mar 2015

Yale researchers have discovered that societal perception of the elderly has become increasingly negative over time. This trend could adversely affect the health of the older generation.

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Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

Man-Made Meningitis: The Vice and Virtue of Science

🕔22:53, 18.Jan 2015

Last month, a former head pharmacist at the gland Compounding Center was arrested for his involvement in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that occurred in 2012.

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