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Cutting Mental Health Services Costs Companies and Employees Sick Days and Dollars, Yale Study Finds
14 Sep 99 | A reduction in mental health services at a large Connecticut corporation triggered an increase in medical care use and sick leave, costing the company more money rather than less, according to a Yale study.

Results of Yale Diabetes Study Could Lead to Use of Insulin in Preventative Therapy
30 Aug 99 | In an important advance in diabetes research, Yale Medical School scientists have identified insulin proteins as the targets of aggressive attacks by cells that cause diabetes, clearing the way for further research into diverting these attacks.

Yale Study Finds Patients Use Alternative Medicine To Complement, not Substitute for, Mainstream Medical Care
17 Aug 99 | In the largest survey ever to measure patient visits for alternative therapies, a Yale study has found that contrary to popular perception, patients generally report using alternative therapies to augment, rather than replace their medical care.

Study Shows Women Have a Higher Short-Term Mortality After Heart Attack Than Men at Younger Ages
21 Jul 99 | Women have a higher short-term mortality after heart attack than men at younger ages, according to a study published in the July 22 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Yale School of Medicine Becomes First Site in Connecticut To Offer Test for Cervical Cancer Risk Factor
09 Mar 99 | A new test which helps physicians identify women who are most at risk of having or developing cervical cancer is now available through the School of Medicine's department of pathology, the first site in Connecticut to offer this diagnostic tool.

Yale School of Medicine "Elder Life Program" Shown Successful In Preventing Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients
03 Mar 99 | A program designed to reduce six risk factors for delirium in hospitalized patients 70 years old or older successfully reduced the number of patients who developed symptoms by 40 percent compared to a control group, a Yale study has shown.

Major Medical Complex Focusing on Disease Research To Be Built at Top-Ranked Yale University School of Medicine
10 Feb 99 | Yale University announced plans today to construct a major medical research complex in New Haven's Hill neighborhood to meet a growing need for more space at the top-ranked Yale School of Medicine.

Research on Cancerous Tumors in Fruit Flies and Mice Brings New Understanding of Human Cancers
03 Feb 99 | Even though fruit flies and humans are separated by 800 million years of evolution, a human gene can suppress the growth of tumors when transplanted into a type of fruit fly called Drosophila, according to Yale researchers.

Lyme Disease Vaccine Pioneered by Yale Researchers, Developed by SmithKline Beecham, Receives FDA Approval
22 Dec 98 | LYMErix*, pioneered by Yale University researchers and manufactured by SmithKline Beecham Biologicals, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of Lyme disease.

Simple Test Quickly Detects Alzheimer's Disease in Older Adults
09 Dec 98 | A simple test of the ability to tell time and count change may provide a new approach to screening for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in older adults, according to a new study.

3-D Structure of Key Protein Targeted by Promising Cancer Drug Could Lead to Discovery of Better Drugs that Starve Tumors
17 Nov 98 | Yale and Cornell University biochemists have unveiled the three-dimensional chemical structure of a key protein that is the target of TNP-470, an experimental drug that shows promise for starving cancerous tumors.

Fetal Brain Damage Leads to Schizophrenia-like Symptoms In Monkeys after the Hormonal Changes of Puberty
10 Nov 98 | In studies at Yale University School of Medicine, rhesus monkeys developed schizophrenia-like symptoms as a result of selective brain damage caused by X-rays during the critical early weeks of fetal development.

Warfarin Blood Thinner Underused in High-risk Stroke Patients
19 Oct 98 | Warfarin, an inexpensive blood thinner used to diminish the risk of additional strokes in elderly stroke patients, is used in only half of eligible patients, according to an article in the Oct. 26 issue of the AMA's Archives of Internal Medicine.

Women Younger than Age 75 Twice as Likely to Die as Men After Heart Attack, According to Yale School of Medicine Study
15 Oct 98 | Among heart attack patients younger than age 75, women were almost twice as likely to die in the hospital following a heart attack as men, according to a Yale study published in the Oct 12 issue of the AMA's Archives of Internal Medicine.

Yale School of Medicine Study Shows Estrogen-Androgen Therapy Improves Sexual Function in Menopausal Women
15 Oct 98 | A Yale University study appearing in the October issue of The Journal of Reproductive Medicine reported that estrogen-androgen therapy improved sexual sensation and desire in post-menopausal women who were dissatisfied with estrogen alone.

First Research Grants from Recent Donaghue Foundation Grant Earmarked for a Variety of Women's Health Issues
13 Oct 98 | The Ethel F. Donaghue Women's Health Investigator Program at Yale School of Medicine recently announced its first round of grants for studies of women's health.

Early Identification and Treatment of Schizophrenia Goal of New Yale School of Medicine Psychiatric Research Clinic
07 Oct 98 | The Yale University psychiatry department's new PRIME Research Clinic, short for Prevention through Risk Identification, Management and Education, is revolutionary in its focus on the early identification and prevention of serious mental disorders.

Yale University Epidemiologist Leads Statewide Study Of Health Risks from Radon in Drinking Water Supplies
01 Oct 98 | A newly released study of health risks from radon in Connecticut's drinking water supplies concludes that such exposure poses a minimal threat to public health by increasing overall exposure when radon in the water is released into household air.

Discovery of Possible New Weight Control Role for Leptin Announced by Yale University School of Medicine Researchers
10 Sep 98 | Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine and the Institutes for Pharmaceutical Discovery in Branford, Conn., have discovered a possible new mechanism for the body to control its fat stores by inducing the growth of new blood vessels.

Rat Studies at Yale University School of Medicine Suggest a New Class of Medications for Treating Schizophrenia
27 Aug 98 | A drug that lowers brain levels of the chemical glutamate -- one of the neurotransmitters responsible for relaying messages between neurons -- can reverse symptoms of a rat model of schizophrenia without apparent side effects.

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