Readiness is key in event of influenza pandemic

March 1, 2007 • 0
Laptops, dirty laundry and textbooks can already be found in every dormitory, but students should make room for surgical masks and gloves in the event of an influenza pandemic, according to public health officials. A panel of five public health directors discussed planning for what they called an “impending” influenza pandemic at the Yale School »

Stomach flu sweeps Eli ranks

February 19, 2007 • 1
Since returning to campus from break last month, an unusually large number of students have fallen victim to colds and the flu, students and a University Health Services nurse said this week. A UHS nurse practitioner in Student Medicine said she has noticed a rapid increase in illness, particularly the flu, sweeping through residential colleges »

Speaker: Science can rewrite historical truth

February 14, 2007 • 0
On a day when most were simply cursing nature for the impossibly cold temperatures, guest lecturer William Cronon was trying to convince people of the importance of preserving the frigid weather. In a public lecture Monday sponsored by the History Department and the School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Cronon discussed the relationship between American »

Yale still mecca for midwives

February 14, 2007 • 1
Graduate students looking for a degree in nursing have many schools to choose from, but for those interested in becoming midwives, the options are fewer, making the Yale School of Nursing’s midwifery program unique in a university setting. The Yale School of Nursing was recognized for its midwifery program in a talk on Tuesday sponsored »

Students protest Plan B restrictions

February 12, 2007 • 0
Waving signs advocating “compassionate care,” about 15 students gathered in front of St. Raphael’s Hospital in silent protest Friday to call on Catholic hospitals across the state to provide better care for rape victims. Standing on Chapel Street in freezing temperatures, the students protested the refusal of Catholic hospitals such as St. Raphael’s to offer »

Black women lack information about breast cancer

February 7, 2007 • 0
A lack of communication about mammography test results may be hindering the fight against breast cancer among black women in Connecticut, according to recent work by Yale scientists. After two years of interviews and research, a study soon to be published by Yale scientists found that black women more commonly experience inadequate communication of mammography »

EPH school welcomes HS students

February 5, 2007 • 0
The Yale School of Public Health offered local high school students and Yalies a brief glimpse into the field during its sixth annual Diversity Day program on Saturday. The public event, hosted by the Office of Admissions, offered minority high school students a free introduction to the field of public health aimed at giving them »

Toxic chemicals pose threat

February 2, 2007 • 0
Recent research at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies shows that an unusual phenomenon of deformed frogs in local wetlands may indicate a serious environmental problem that could threaten human health. An ongoing study led by ecology professor David Skelly has found that a major outbreak of deformities in local amphibians might be linked »

Research revises ideas about primate ancestry

January 31, 2007 • 0
Many high school biology students are taught to draw primate family trees, showing exactly how many millions of years ago chimps and gorillas diverged. New research, though, is sending students back to the drawing board, revealing new fossils that reconstruct the nature of primate origins and evolution. In a study published last week in the »

New grant will fund child autism program

January 30, 2007 • 0
The Yale Child Study Center will receive millions of dollars in funding to expand its comprehensive research program on autism and child development disorders and hopefully increase services provided to autistic children in New Haven public schools. Yale has been awarded $3.5 million from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, along with »

Med school founds new dept.

January 26, 2007 • 0
The Yale School of Medicine has created a new Department of Immunobiology, becoming one of the few schools in the nation to devote an entire department to the growing field. Originally founded as an outgrowth of the department of pathology in 1988, the immunobiology program was promoted to full departmental standing after faculty petitioned the »

Painkillers often abused

January 18, 2007 • 0
Patients are commonly prescribed painkillers as a quick fix for chronic back pain, but new research at Yale shows that these short-term prescriptions may lead to drug abuse and dependence in the long run. In an article published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at the School of Medicine indicate that use of »