Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Donating kidney may raise disease risk slightly

Those who make life-saving kidney donations may face a slightly increased risk of suffering from end-stage renal disease themselves, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study authors compared living kidney donors to healthy individuals who would also likely qualify to donate but never did. While the actual donors had… Read More »

Family impact of congenital Zika syndrome likely to last a lifetime

Supplement in Pediatrics synthesizes research on Zika RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— The impact of congenital Zika syndrome on families will be substantial and will last a lifetime, given its severity and uncertainty about long-term outcomes for infants. What do we know and what can we expect regarding the cognitive, behavioural, and functional development of children with congenital Zika… Read More »

Yale leads largest-ever collaboration to educate health workers in Rwanda

Dr. Grace Igiraneza was in her second year of residency at the University of Rwanda when things started to change. Staffing on the wards increased as doctors from Yale and other American medical schools arrived to take on clinical and teaching duties. “We had dedicated physicians in Rwanda, but the clinical workload and education activities were conflicting,” Igiraneza… Read More »