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Yale-based program to train minorities in addiction treatment

January 16, 2019

In addition to promoting more minority practitioners in addiction medicine and psychiatry, the new program will seek to improve outcomes for minority patients.

Dr. Nita Ahuja on her new role as Yale Medicine’s surgery chair

January 16, 2019

Ahuja discusses her career, becoming a physician-leader, changes in a science and culture of surgery, and her goals for Yale Medicine’s future.

VOICES project to curb elder abuse kicked off at Yale event with Blumenthal

January 14, 2019

The Jan. 4 event, moderated by WNPR’s Bruce Barber, was held at Monterey Place in New Haven, Connecticut.

New Yale-led project looks at the microbiome-social network connection

January 10, 2019

Professor Nicholas Christakis will head an international project that examines the intersections of human genomic, microbiome, and social network data.

Yale researchers track the birth of memories

January 10, 2019

Using newborn rats as a model, Yale researchers have identified three distinct stages in brain development that occur before episodic memories can form.

Drug combo shows promise in treatment of depression and addiction

January 9, 2019

The combination of naltrexone and ketamine can help treat both symptoms of depression and substance abuse disorders like alcoholism, a Yale study suggests.

HAPPINESS Project increases access to mental health treatment in Nigeria

January 9, 2019

Co-founded by Yale psychologist Dr. Theddeus Iheanacho, the program aims to improve mental health and epilepsy treatment in the country's underserved...

Opioid crisis roadmap overlooks gender

January 7, 2019

Women’s Health Research at Yale is calling on a government committee to revise its report on the opioid epidemic so that it reflects the unique needs of women.

Prescribed opioids raise risk of pneumonia in patients with and without HIV

January 7, 2019

A new Yale-led study reinforces the concern that prescription opioid painkillers have a negative impact on the immune system.

It’s not epilepsy: Counseling helps those with misdiagnosed seizures

January 4, 2019

25% of seizure patients suffer from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, but are often treated with anti-epilepsy medication anyway. Psychotherapy may be better.