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Vaccine may spell the end of chickenpox

When the new vaccine against varicella infection, or chickenpox, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1995, many wondered how effective it would be. According to the largest study to date, Yale researchers have found that it prevents the disease 85 percent of the time, and even in those who develop the disease, symptoms are almost always very mild. If most children get the vaccine, the investigators believe that it could one day wipe out chickenpox altogether.The study, published in the March 29 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, surveyed 591 children at pediatric practices in New Haven. The study showed that...

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Depression hastens death for women with HIV

For women with HIV, depression can be deadly. A Yale study of women with the aids virus found that...

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Linking genes to addiction

Investigators have long known that genetic inheritance makes a contribution both to the likelihood...

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Coming soon to an operating room near you: HDTV

Most people think of high-definition television (HDTV) as a technology that will make their...

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