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By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Trichotillomania in Numbers

The numbers behind trichotillomania help tell the story of the condition. Just like there is little known about much of the condition, there also is little information concerning the numbers, the epidemiology, behind More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 16th, 2018
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‘Invisible Killers’ highlights dangers of Influenza, Ebola, Smallpox: premieres on March 29

Viruses have shaped our health and our history, and, despite all the tools of modern medicine, they continue to kill millions of people every year. Influenza, smallpox, and Ebola are among the three most lethal More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 5th, 2017
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Discovery’s ‘First In Human’ with ‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons airs August 10

Just miles from the nation’s capital, on the campus of the revered National Institutes of Health, sits the Clinical Center, or Building 10: the largest hospital in the world devoted solely to medical research. More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Staggering Facts of Alcohol Abuse

The dangers of tobacco products and tobacco use have been well documented and accepted. Restrictions on smoking are now common in public places and are generally accepted. However, although the dangers of excessive More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons narrates Discovery’s ‘First in Human’ look at NIH research

Near the nation’s capital, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, sits Building 10: the largest hospital in the world devoted solely to research. Inside, our country’s most brilliant scientific More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, December 24th, 2015
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HHS to probe ‘fetal tissue’ handling, not just Planned Parenthood, Rand Paul responds

The Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson announced his office would be investigating how the department monitors fetal research activities. This comes in the wake of undercover More...

By Adam Lee On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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How to Properly Move a Laboratory

Moving a laboratory is inherently dangerous. The materials can be toxic, machinery can be fragile, and the space you are leaving needs to be decontaminated. The risks need to be weighed against the rewards or necessity More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): Brain abnormality found in group of SIDS cases

More than 40 percent of infants in a group who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were found to have an abnormality in a key part of the brain, researchers report. The abnormality affects the hippocampus, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Chernobyl Disaster – The Cancer Threat Continues

An accident that changed the lives of millions of people continues to pose severe health threat in the form of thyroid cancer risk till date. The tragic accident happened at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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Parkinson’s disease: Six new genetic risk factors discovered

Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson’s disease, including six that had not been previously reported. The study, published More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
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High cholesterol may impair fertility: NIH

NEWS RELEASE High cholesterol levels may impair fertility in couples trying to achieve a pregnancy, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the University at Buffalo (New York), More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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LA BioMed researcher receives NIH grant to study passive Acinetobacter vaccine

PRESS RELEASE As one of the most common and deadliest “Superbugs,” Acinetobacter baumannii, continues to grow in strength and prevalence, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) infectious More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Researchers at five sites receive NIH funding for influenza research

PRESS RELEASE Influenza scientists at five sites in the United States are to receive funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to collaborate with investigators around the globe More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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Sequestation blamed for flight delays while taxpayers spend $152K on transgender voice study

Sequestration may be the topic of discussion in Washington budget talks and reductions, but critics are getting increasingly louder as air travel delays mount, national parks close and the federal spending includes More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Harvard, NIH Study confirms that highly fluoridated water linked to lowering IQ scores

photo D. Sharon Pruitt from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, USA A Harvard University analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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NIH: Children exposed to HIV in the womb at increased risk for hearing loss

From an NIH news release June 20, 2012: Photo/US Navy Children exposed to HIV in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than are their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National More...


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