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NIH Launches Large Clinical Trial on EDTA Chelation Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease

NIH Launches Large Clinical Trial on EDTA Chelation Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease NCCAM Communications Office The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have launched the first large-scale clinical trial to determine the safety and efficacy […]

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‘Master’ Stress Hormone Prevents Mother From Rejecting Embryo

‘Master’ Stress Hormone Prevents Mother From Rejecting Embryo Robert Bock The “master” hormone that commands the body’s response to stress is also directly involved in the process that prevents a mother’s immune system from destroying an embryo that has implanted in her uterus, according to the results of a study by researchers at the National […]

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Consensus Development Conference on Management of Hepatitis C

Consensus Development Conference on Management of Hepatitis C Office of the DirectorFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Tuesday, Mar. 18, 1997, Bill Hall, 301-496-4819, Leslie Curtis The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will hold a Consensus Development Conference on Management of Hepatitis C. The conference will be held March 24-26, 1997 in the main auditorium of the William […]

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COGA Genome Scan Suggests Linkage on Chromosomes 1, 2, 4, and 7

COGA Genome Scan Suggests Linkage on Chromosomes 1, 2, 4, and 7 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismEMBARGOED FOR RELEASE, Wednesday, May 20, 1998, 9:30 AM Eastern Time, NIAAA Press Office, 301-443-3860 Washington, D.C. Theodore Reich, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and colleagues at that university and others* […]

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New Drug May Help Women With Infertility Syndrome

New Drug May Help Women With Infertility Syndrome Robert Bock An investigational drug that helps insulin to function more efficiently appears to combat infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause of female infertility, according to a research team funded in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human […]

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National Library of Medicine to Unveil Vast Potential of Internet2 for Improving Delivery of Health Care

National Library of Medicine to Unveil Vast Potential of Internet2 for Improving Delivery of Health Care Robert Mehnert, Kathleen Cravedi Bethesda, Maryland — “Computers are rapidly revolutionizing how medicine is taught and practiced in the United States and throughout the world,” according to Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), […]

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Increased Incidence of SIDS During Cold Weather

NICHD Winter Alert to Parents of Newborn Infants: Increased Incidence of SIDS During Cold Weather Increased Incidence of SIDS During Cold Weather – 12/16/96NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, National Institute of Child Health, and Human DevelopmentFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, Dec. 16, 1996, 9:00 AM Central Time, Ruth Dubois As temperatures spiral downward and snow blankets many […]

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Fogarty International Center Announces New Global Health Informatics Training Program

Fogarty International Center Announces New Global Health Informatics Training Program Irene Edwards Bethesda, Maryland — The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces a new program that funds international collaborations between the United States and low- and middle-income countries to create informatics training programs in support of global health research. […]

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NIH Appoints Dr. Paul Coates to Head Office of Dietary Supplements

NIH Appoints Dr. Paul Coates to Head Office of Dietary Supplements Office of Communications and Public Liaison The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today the appointment of Paul M. Coates, Ph.D. as the new Director of NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements effective October 25, 1999. Dr. Coates served from 1996-1999 as Deputy Director of […]

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Fauci Presents Roadmap for Infectious Disease Research in 21st Century

Fauci Presents Roadmap for Infectious Disease Research in 21st Century Greg Folkers, Office of the Director, NIAID A generation ago, it was suggested that the time had come to “close the book” on infectious diseases. With the availability of a growing arsenal of antibiotics and vaccines, some policymakers argued that biomedical research resources should be […]