Yale University

Yale University
New Haven
Yale University  
Pharmacology - Mar 22
On March 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first truly new medication for major depression in decades. The drug is a nasal spray called esketamine, derived from ketamine-an anesthetic that has made waves for its surprising antidepressant effect.   Because treatment with esketamine might be so helpful to patients with treatment-resistant depression (meaning standard treatments had not helped them), the FDA expedited the approval process to make it more quickly available.
Health - Mar 21

State breast density notification laws that mandate reporting of mammogram results can prompt further screening and modestly boost cancer detection rates, say researchers at Yale's School of Public Health and School of Medicine.

Health - Mar 20

Ofer Levy '88, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children's Hospital, can trace his lifelong interest in infectious diseases to the research he did at Yale under the mentorship of I. George Miller, Jr.

Health - Mar 20

A research team led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that for people living with HIV/AIDS, both recent immunosuppression (a low recent CD4 T-cell count [white blood cells that fight infection]) and prolonged HIV viremia (the presence of HIV in the blood) play important and independent roles in the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Health - Mar 18

Childhood malaria episodes could be reduced by 20% during malaria transmission season if an entire village population were given the mosquito-killing drug ivermectin or IVM every three weeks, according to a new study published in The Lancet international medical journal.

Health - Mar 15

Prof. Scott Morton called a private healthcare system without competitive pressure "the worst of both worlds" in terms of costs. She outlined a series of reforms and other actions that could increase competition for both drug makers and healthcare providers, thereby driving down prices.

Health - Mar 21

Yale School of Medicine faculty have been awarded $40 million in grants to study medication treatment for veterans with opioid addiction. Drs. Ismene Petrakis and Sandra Springer are co-principal investigators leading the research, which is supported by the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Study.

Life Sciences - Mar 20

As the vaping epidemic continues, researchers point to well-known health risks associated with nicotine. Data show clearly that young people are vaping in record numbers.

Health - Mar 19

A special gathering in the Medical Historical Library on the afternoon of March 11 reminded all who attended how much Carolyn W. Slayman, PhD, is still missed, more than two years after her death in December 2016.

Life Sciences - Mar 18

Doctors treating drug-overdose patients should be on the lookout for abnormal brain swelling, a byproduct of a mysterious syndrome that can be fatal and may cause profound amnesia in survivors, a new study suggests.

Health - Mar 15

Heart attack prevention and outcomes have dramatically improved for American adults in the past two decades, according to a Yale study in JAMA Network Open. Compared to the mid-1990s, Americans today are less likely to have heart attacks and also less likely to die from them, said the researchers.





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