Study confirms antidepressant efficacy

On the debate over the effectiveness of antidepressants versus placebos, Yale scientists have weighed in on the side of the antidepressants. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have published a statistical analysis showing that patients receiving antidepressant drugs recover from depression better than patients on a placebo treatment. The study, published in Archives of […]

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McCullough talks Morse

Historian David McCullough ’55 spoke to approximately 400 people at the Yale University Art Gallery Sunday afternoon to discuss “Gallery of the Louvre,” a painting by Samuel Morse 1810. Morse’s painting, first exhibited in New Haven in 1834, is on loan from the Terra Foundation and will be on display in the Yale University Art […]

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Profs elected to scientific society

Five Yale professors have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the organization announced Jan. 12. The organization, which is the largest scientific association in the world, selects scientists for their efforts to advance study in their fields. This year 503 scientists and academics from around the globe were […]

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Antibiotics linked with childhood asthma

Think twice before slathering an infant’s scrape with Neosporin. A new study from Yale researchers has found that early antibiotic exposure severely heightens the risk of developing childhood asthma. Published Dec. 29 on the American Journal of Epidemiology’s website, the results found that children who receive antibiotics within the first six months of age suffer […]

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Academia needs more activism, prof argues

As World AIDS Day dawns, a new perspective on HIV could change the role of public health in fighting HIV. The ongoing debate on HIV funding is shaping wider international perspectives on human rights and the role of government in health care, associate Harvard Medical School professor Joia Mukherjee said at a lecture in the […]

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Exercise reduces cancer risk

Exercise can reduce your risk of cancer. A recent study at the School of Public Health has found that women who exercise can reduce their risk of endometrial cancer by up to 34 percent. The cancer, which forms in the tissue lining a woman’s uterus, has previously been linked to obesity though the results of […]

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Garry Trudeau ’70 ART ’73 learned valuable lessons at Yale

Tough love from a professor influenced “Doonesbury” artist Garry Trudeau ’70 ART ’73, Trudeau told NPR. In the interview, Trudeau recounted a memorable experience from college: And one day the professor came over and he looked at my drawing, and he ripped it off my drawing board and proceeded to tear it into pieces in […]

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Life’s a dredge in New Haven

New Haven is prepared to go to bat for Morris Cove residents fighting a battle against toxic waste. At a rally of nearly 100 people Saturday at Pardee Seawall in Morris Cove in New Haven, state and local legislators assured angry residents that everything possible was being done to prevent the harbor from becoming the […]

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Von Lommel talks out of body

People seeking out-of-body experiences do not need to turn to hallucinogenic drugs. New research by Dutch cardiologist Pim van Lommel suggests that out-of-body experiences can occur during near-death experiences when people have conscious thoughts while their brains are inactive. In front of an audience of about fifteen people at the Institute for Social Policy Studies […]

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Commons of dreams

If you build a themed-dinner they will come. Those who ate at Commons Thursday night were treated to a baseball-themed dinner experience and a screening of “Field of Dreams.” In addition to the movie there was a popcorn machine, a cotton candy machine, soft pretzels, and root beer floats. “We wanted to show the World […]

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Technology destroys doctor-patient relationships

Popular television character Dr. Gregory House is no example to follow, Sherwin Nuland MED ’55 said at a talk Thursday. In front of an audience of nearly 100 people at the Anlyan Center on Cedar Street, Nuland, a worldclass surgeon and author, argued that new technology and the rapid advance of science is distancing physicians […]

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Traveling farmers bus in cheese

Free milk and string cheese were enough to keep spirits high on Old Campus Friday. Enterprising young farmers from the farmer-owned coop, Organic Valley, visited campus over the weekend as part of their East Coast Generation Organic tour in an effort to raise awareness about sustainable agriculture. Farmers on the tour advocated for specific policy […]

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