Are benzodiazepines the new opioids?
Yale Medicine addiction specialists believe the primary care system can play a key role in preventing another epidemic. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study exposes surprise billing by hospital physicians
(Yale University) Patients with private health insurance face a serious risk of being treated and billed by an out-of-network doctor when they receive care at in-network hospitals, according to a new study by Yale researchers. Addressing the issue could reduce health spending by 3.4% -- $40 billion annually, the researchers conclude. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Troublesome, ubiquitous chemicals to be examined at YSPH symposium
On Dec. 13, the Yale School of Public Health will host a symposium on chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cyrus Chothia obituary
Biochemist whose work was at the cutting edge of the understanding of protein structures, their function and evolutionTaxonomy – the classification of objects according to their relationships to one another – conjures up images of 19th-century amateur naturalists measuring fossils or counting the stamens of flowering plants.The biochemist Cyrus Chothia, who has died aged 77, took a taxonomic approach to research at the cutting edge of molecular biology, organising the bewildering variety of protein structures revealed by techniques such as x-ray crystallography and genome sequencing into coherent family trees.C...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Georgina Ferry Tags: Biochemistry and molecular biology Science Yale University Source Type: news

After a heart attack, hearing and mobility can affect near-term mortality
A Yale study finds that functional impairments — of hearing and mobility, for example — may be relevant to establishing a prognosis for older cardiac patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Flipping the script on novel cancer therapy leads to insights into lupus
Impaired function of the immune system inhibitor PD-1H may be one cause of the autoimmune disease lupus, an insight that offers a new approach for treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Flipping the script on novel cancer therapy leads to insights into lupus
(Yale University) In the last decade, scientists discovered that blocking a key regulator of the immune system helped unleash the body's natural defenses against several forms of cancer, opening up a new era of cancer immunotherapy. Now Yale scientists have essentially flipped this script and found that when impaired a molecularly similar regulator can cause the damaging immune system attacks on skin and organs that are the hallmark of the autoimmune disease lupus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

YSPH alumni play important roles in advancing Ebola vaccine
Swati Gupta ’97 M.P.H. and Anant Shah ’07 M.P.H. are at the forefront of the global fight against Ebola. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Safety signals’ may help slow down anxiety
When life triggers excessive fear, new Yale research suggests reaching for a “safety signal” — whether it’s a musical piece, a person, or even a stuffed toy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientist or entrepreneur? Blavatnik Fund lets Yale researchers be both
Each year, the fund identifies Yale ’s most commercially promising discoveries and provides that essential early-stage funding and support. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Katrina Karkazis: ‘You can’t use testosterone levels to divide people into male or female’
The cultural anthropologist on why our view of testosterone as the male sex hormone skews both science and societyKatrina Karkazis, a senior research fellow at Yale University, is a cultural anthropologist working at the intersection of science, technology, gender studies and bioethics. WithRebecca Jordan-Young, a sociomedical scientist, she has writtenTestosterone: An Unauthorised Biography. It is a critique of both popular and scientific understandings of the hormone, and how they have been used to explain, or even defend, inequalities of power.You suggest that testosterone is understood as an exclusivelymale hormone, ev...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Anthony Tags: Anthropology Human biology Medical research Society Science Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be Underdiagnosed in Women
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 -- Men and women experience obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during REM sleep at similar rates, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in SLEEP. Christine H.J. Won, M.D., from the Yale University School of Medicine in New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UConn researchers draw an evolutionary connection between pregnancy and cancer metastasis
(University of Connecticut) Pregnancy might hold the key to understanding how cancer metastasizes in various mammals -- including humans, according to UConn and Yale researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EPA ignores health benefits of coal rule it plans to weaken: economists
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken a rule on coal plant pollution fails to consider billions of dollars in health benefits for Americans, economists from universities including Harvard and Yale said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

With cellular blueprint for lungs, researchers look to organ regeneration
Using sophisticated cellular screening across animal species, Yale researchers have taken the first step toward being able to bioengineer new human lungs. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Capital costs: Yale research offers truer calculation of 'footprint' of purchases
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) Researchers at Yale have created a model that enables more accurate calculations of the environmental footprints associated with a range of industrial processes -- and the products and services we purchase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hyperfine partners with Nvidia, Penn Medicine on portable MRI system
Healthcare technology firm Hyperfine Research has partnered with Nvidia on...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nvidia debuts Clara FL at RSNA 2019 Hyperfine shows point-of-care MRI scanner at ACEP 2019 Yale tests point-of-care MRI scanner for ICU Nvidia, ACR collaborate on AI for radiology Nvidia debuts AI toolkit for radiologists at GTC 2019 Nvidia launches Clara SDK at RSNA 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hyperfine, Nvidia partner on portable MRI system
Healthcare technology firm Hyperfine Research has partnered with Nvidia on...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nvidia debuts Clara FL at RSNA 2019 Hyperfine shows point-of-care MRI scanner at ACEP 2019 Yale tests point-of-care MRI scanner for ICU Nvidia, ACR collaborate on AI for radiology Nvidia debuts AI toolkit for radiologists at GTC 2019 Nvidia launches Clara SDK at RSNA 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Yale Canine Cancer Vaccine Program treats dogs with cancer
Has your furry friend been diagnosed with cancer? Yale School of Medicine ’s Dr. Mark Mamula is piloting a clinical treatment program that may be able to help. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Click, click, cook: Online grocery shopping leaves ‘food deserts’ behind
Having groceries delivered as part of the federal government ’s SNAP program increases access to healthy food in underserved communities, a Yale study finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experts gather at YSPH for scientific imaging symposium
The Nov. 22 symposium drew an array of experts to compare their use of imaging technology to pry ever deeper into the mysteries of biology — and disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 27, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

This Under-Utilized Drug Is Actually Critical for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Many people with clinical depression have tried an array of medication and still feel sick. Maybe they’ve tried different selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Maybe they’ve taken these antidepressants along with an antipsychotic (a common strategy to boost effectiveness). Either way, the lack of improvement can make individuals feel even more hopeless and fear the darkness will never lift. If this sounds all-too familiar, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, up to 30 percent of people with depression don’t respond to the first few ...
Source: Psych Central - November 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Antidepressants Depression Disorders ECT General Medications Treatment Atypical Depression difficult to treat depression Managing Depression MAOIs medication for depression Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Severe Depression Treatin Source Type: news

Linkage between evolution of pregnancy and cancer spread explained
In humans, the placenta invades the wall of the uterus in much the same way that cancer cells invade the surrounding tissues at the outset of metastasis. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dementia: your questions answered
Yale Medicine ’s Christopher van Dyck answers frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s and dementia. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Dorothy Horstmann and current women faculty are celebrated YSM
The unveiling of an oil portrait of the late Horstmann opened the exhibition “Aperture 2: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine” on Nov. 20. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Dr. Dorothy Horstmann and current women faculty are celebrated at YSM
The unveiling of an oil portrait of the late Horstmann opened the exhibition “Aperture 2: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine” on Nov. 20. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Musicians and scientists talk ‘Music and the Mind’ at Yale Center Beijing
Soprano Ren ée Fleming, Yale music Dean Robert Blocker, and researchers Bin Hu and Kunlin Wei discussed music’s role in wellness during an Oct. 29 panel. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How low-carb Atkins-style regimes appear to stimulate immune system
Yale researchers found mice on a low-carb diet had more of a particular kind of white blood cells that 'improve barrier function in the lungs' and so provide protection against flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New model for predicting kidney injury after common heart procedure
Exposure to contrast agents during angioplasty puts patients at risk of kidney damage. Yale researchers have developed a tool to minimize that risk. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New model for predicting kidney injury after common heart procedure
(Yale University) A Yale-led group of doctors has developed a new mathematical model that can predict the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing a common heart procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three faculty members appointed to endowed chairs
Jeffrey Brock, Joanne B. Freeman, and Catherine Panter-Brick were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Catherine Panter-Brick designated the Chabner Professor
Panter-Brick is a world-renowned expert on risk and resilience in contexts of war, forced displacement, famine, and poverty. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Improving the odds for patients with heart pumps
(Yale University) A new Yale study shows that some patients being treated for severe heart failure with a battery-operated pump saw significant improvement after additionally using neurohormonal blockade (NHB) drug therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Demographic shifts, voter fears, and presidential voting
(University of Pennsylvania) New research from University of Pennsylvania, University of California, San Diego and Yale University shows Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign didn't benefit from voters' fears of immigrants in communities experiencing greater demographic change, a finding that surprised even the political scientists who conducted the study, including Penn political scientist Daniel J. Hopkins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Certain Diet Is Better At Fighting Off The Flu Than Others, Study Says
BOSTON (CBS) – Could your diet help protect you from getting sick this winter? A new study finds that you may want to ditch the pasta if you come down with the flu. Researchers at Yale University found that mice fed a ketogenic diet, that is high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates, were better able to fend off the flu virus compared to mice fed a lot of carbs. They say a ketogenic diet activates immune cells in the lungs to stimulate the production of mucus which can help trap the virus.   (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall flu season Source Type: news

Improving the odds for patients with heart pumps
Neurohormonal blockade drug therapy boosts survival and quality of life outcomes for patients with left ventricular assist devices, a Yale study shows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Should scientists change the way they view (and study) same sex behavior in animals?
(Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies) In a new article, researchers from the Yale School of Forestry& Environmental Studies argue these behaviors may actually have been part of the original, ancestral condition in animals and have persisted because they have few -- if any -- costs and perhaps some important benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes
Written on four tablets, three of which date back no later than 1730 B.C., the recipes are considered to be the oldest known. And they taste pretty good, says a scholar who recreated them.(Image credit: Klaus Wagensonner/Yale Babylonian Collection) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Simon Source Type: news

Study finds the keto diet triggers the release of immune system cells that can tame the flu
Yale researchers found that the high-fat, low-carb diet, known as keto, could tame the flu. The diet activates the release of T cells in the lungs that traps the virus before it become worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus
Mice fed a ketogenic — or very low-carb — diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pembrolizumab Prolongs Survival in Advanced Head, Neck Cancer
THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- The checkpoint inhibitor pembrolizumab prolongs survival in patients with certain head and neck cancers, according to a phase 3 study published online Oct. 31 in The Lancet. Barbara Burtness, M.D., from the Yale University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors Give Electronic Health Records an 'F'
The transition to electronic health records (EHRs) was supposed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for doctors and patients alike - but these technologies get an "F" rating for usability from health care professionals, and may be contributing to high rates of professional burnout, according to a new Yale-led study. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus
(Yale University) A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them.Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new Yale University study published Nov. 15 in the journal Science Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yale study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung
(Yale University) A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New finding offers possibility for preventing age-related metabolic disease
(Yale University) A study by researchers at Yale has uncovered why belly fat surrounding organs increases as people age, a finding that could offer new treatment possibilities for improving metabolic health, thereby reducing the likelihood for diseases like diabetes and atherosclerosis that stem from inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yale study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung
A Yale study provides the first computational model of disease progression in the idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis lung — and a novel way to explore this model. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New finding offers possibility for preventing age-related metabolic disease
Proliferating adipose B cells in the belly may be a prime culprit behind rising rates of metabolic dysfunction in old age. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Behind the scenes in the Yale Medicine flu lab
Dr. Marie Louise Landry discusses how the Yale Clinical Virology lab works with the CDC to study flu-related developments in real time. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study: Doctors give electronic health records an ‘F’
Widespread use of electronic health records contributes to doctor burnout — and does little to improve patient care — according to a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale study: Doctors give electronic health records an 'F'
(Yale University) The transition to electronic health records (EHRs) was supposed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for doctors and patients alike -- but these technologies get an 'F' rating for usability from health care professionals, and may be contributing to high rates of professional burnout, according to a new Yale-led study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news