Tag: NIH

Study Finds Link Between Cellphone Radiation And Cancer In Male Rats, But There's No Need To Worry

Should cellphone users have to worry about cellphone radiation? A major study found that the threat is only for male mice.

Public Health November 2, 2018

Peanut Allergies Becoming More Prevalent: Here's What You Can Do About It

A new study found that the number of children born with a peanut allergy has increased in the past decades. In 2008, one in 70 children has peanut allergy compared to one in 250 back in 1997.

Public Health October 29, 2018

Clinical Trials Of Multiple Sclerosis Drug Shows It Can Reduce Rate Of Brain Shrinkage

A clinical trial in the United States found that the experimental drug ibudilast can slow down brain atrophy in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. The treatment went into Phase 2 testing and succeeded in a study sponsored by the NIH.

Medicine September 1, 2018

NIH Shuts Down Controversial Study About The Benefits Of Moderate Drinking

The National Institutes of Health have shut down a controversial study that was going to tout the benefits of moderate drinking. Funding of the study was going to come from companies in the alcoholic beverage industry.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

Teens Like Pot And Vaping, But Opioid Misuse Hits Historic Low: Study

A national survey found that teens like pot and vaping, but alcohol, cigarette, and drug use is otherwise low compared to other years. Opioid misuse has also hit historic lows among teens.

Public Health December 15, 2017

Cows Could Be Key To Effective HIV/AIDS Vaccine

An NIH-supported study showed cows have a fast and effective immune response to HIV immunogens. Antibodies, which HIV-infected humans take two years to develop, can be generated by cows in just 35 to 50 days.

Medicine July 22, 2017

Joe Biden Criticizes Proposed Budget Cuts For Medical Research

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden expressed his displeasure toward the proposed medical spending cuts by the Trump administration. According to Biden, the budget cut would undermine future prospects of clinical studies and search for medical treatments.

Public Health April 4, 2017

Experimental Zika Vaccine Successfully Moves To Broader Testing

The phase 2 trials of an experimental Zika vaccine have started. The first volunteer received the DNA-based experimental vaccine in Houston, at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Medicine April 1, 2017

NIH Budget Cut Proposal: Demotivating To Scientists, Students, And More

The NIH Budget cut proposal is expected to majorly affect scientists and students at the institute. NIH funding has been reduced by $5.8 million, which is a 20 percent reduction, according to the budget document.

Public Health March 20, 2017

NIH Testing Injectable Cabotegravir To Prevent HIV: Move Over, Truvada?

Injectable cabotegravir is being tested by the NIH in an effort to develop other HIV prevention options. Currently, the oral tablet Truvada is the only HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis approved for use.

Public Health December 29, 2016

Depression During Early Pregnancy Linked To Gestational Diabetes: NIH Study

A study by the National Institutes of Health found a 'two-way link' between depression and diabetes among pregnant women. It said depression in the early stages of pregnancy could escalate the chances of gestational diabetes and postpartum depression may follow.

Public Health September 21, 2016

A Pig's Heart Survived Inside A Baboon For 945 Days: Is Human Transplant Next?

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a new way to transplant organs between different species without causing adverse effects on the recipient's immune system. The team was able to keep a genetically modified pig's heart beating inside a baboon's body for an average of 945 days.

April 7, 2016

Study Finds Experimental Dengue Virus Vaccine Is 100 Percent Effective

Researchers injected participants with an experimental vaccine for the dengue virus, finding that it was 100 percent effective.

Life March 16, 2016

The Body Weight Planner By NIH Might Be Your Best Friend To Lose Weight Fast

Calculate for caloric requirements with the NIH’s Body Weight Planner and achieve a more realistic way to lose weight and keep it off.

Life July 26, 2015

Maryland Treats Patient With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Were Other People Exposed?

A patient diagnosed with a drug-resistant tuberculosis was brought to Maryland for treatment. Health organizations are now investigating if other people were affected after being exposed to the patient.

Life June 9, 2015

Forget $1,000 A Dose Hepatitis C Drug: This Cheap Allergy Medicine Might Be As Effective

Laboratory research shows cheap allergy medicine can be an alternative treatment for hepatitis C patients.

Life April 9, 2015

US NIH Says Patient Being Monitored For Ebola In Critical Condition

NIH changes the status of Ebola patient at its facility from serious to critical. The patient tested positive for the Ebola virus while working for Partners in Health in Sierra Leone.

Life March 17, 2015

Ten Americans Flown To US After Possible Ebola Exposure: The Details

The ten Americans have not shown any symptoms of Ebola. They have not also been found positive of the deadly virus but they will be sent home to the U.S. for observations following possible exposure.

Life March 15, 2015

Sugar Industry Influenced Reports On Tooth Decay

The sugar industry influenced the National Institutes of Health to release reports that did not encourage reduction of intake of the sweetener, despite ties to tooth decay, according to an analysis of documents, now more than 40 years old.

Life March 11, 2015

National Institutes Of Health Director Supports Precision Medicine Program

National Institutes Of Health's (NIH) chief supports the precision medicine program. The program has received a $215 million funding in the Presidential 2016 Budget.

Life March 8, 2015

Congress Asks for Investigation of NIH Monkey Lab

Experiments on macaque monkeys expose the primates to alcohol, stress, and pain. Is this science, or animal cruelty?

January 2, 2015

Puff, Puff: Benzene in Hookah Increases Leukemia Risk in Smokers

Study finds health risks in hookah smoking despite widespread belief the water pipes are safer than cigarettes. Popular with younger smokers, hookahs may be increasing their health risks, researchers say.

Life November 23, 2014

Government Unveils New Rules to Make Clinical Trial Results More Transparent

U.S. health officials propose new rules for clinical trials intended to make more information available to the public and the medical community. Negative results would no longer be able to be kept secret and unreported under new rules.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2014

Nina Pham cured of Ebola, released from hospital

Nina Pham, a nurse once diagnosed with Ebola, has now been declared free of the disease, and released from the hospital.

Life October 25, 2014

Mapping the human brain takes brain power and millions in cash

U.S. funding for a wide range of projects intended to help treat brain disorders announced. The National Institutes of Health to fund 58 projects involved in brain research.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 30, 2014

NIH implements new policies to address gender bias in biomedical research

The National Institutes of Health has just announced new policies that aim to end gender bias in biomedical research. Scientists have historically preferred male lab subjects, resulting in a lack of knowledge of female biology.

Life September 23, 2014

First human trial for Ebola vaccine to begin this week in U.S.

The NIH is expediting the safety testing of Ebola vaccines that could protect thousands from contracting the deadly virus. The trial will begin this week and will involve human subjects.

Life September 2, 2014

Six new genetic risk factors identified for Parkinson’s

A study from NIH's National Institute on Aging has identified over two dozen genetic risk factors for Parkinson's disease including half a dozen new factors. Scientists used the NeuroX chip to compare genetic variants between healthy controls and Parkinson's patients to confirm the risk factors identified in the study.

Internet Culture July 28, 2014

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