The Hacking Health @ Yale event in October brought students and professionals together to produce solutions for current issues in healthcare.
Tag "Public Health"
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 six houses and damaged another 36.
A study conducted in Oregon reveals that Medicaid increases emergency room visits. Yale Professor of Public Health Howard Forman discusses the effects this could have on healthcare delivery models.
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.
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.
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 of manufacturers’ ingredient reporting practices.
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.
Do Lone Wolves Fall Faster? A study on social isolation, loneliness, and mortality rates in the elderly
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 you die sooner?
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 care for herself, and her family
Waking Up to the Mechanism of African Sleeping Sickness: Serendipitous Discovery Yields New Clues for Prevention
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 years, which may answer questions regarding intervention methods.