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Q&A: How Does Caffeine Affect Your Internal Clock?

Q&A: How Does Caffeine Affect Your Internal Clock?

🕔21:34, 3.Feb 2016

A double espresso shot delays the human circadian clock by an average of 40 minutes. How does
the most widely used psychoactive drug — caffeine — affect our internal timekeeping?

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Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

🕔12:27, 2.Feb 2016

Do not believe everything you hear. In her new podcast, Australian science journalist Wendy Zukerman examines some of our widely-held beliefs through the lens of science.

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Modern Hunter-Gatherers Reveal Strategies for Adaptive Energy Use

Modern Hunter-Gatherers Reveal Strategies for Adaptive Energy Use

🕔18:51, 10.Nov 2015

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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How to Dose Antibiotics

How to Dose Antibiotics

🕔20:21, 4.Nov 2015

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.

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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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