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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘NIH’

Spinal Cord Stimulation Brings Movement to Paraplegics

For many paraplegics the road to recovery too often does not end with regained movement. Many paralyzed muscles remain that way despite decades of medical research. Now a new technique is showing promising results and has given several paraplegics voluntary movements once again. A new study published today in the journal Brain has shown that a new technique of stimulating …

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Autism Linked to Abnormal Neurons Formed in the Womb

Though it has been confirmed that autism is not caused by vaccines, health researchers are still unclear on exactly what does cause the condition. Research is continuing on the topic and this week a new study has shown that the origins of autism may actually start in the womb. The study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, …

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New NIH Site Tackles End-of-Life Education

Death is an intricate part of the fabric of life, shaping societies in ways both seen and unseen. While healthcare for the elderly is a common topic among the public and health researchers, there is one aspect of the subject that is often avoided until it is too late – the very end. Though many decisions go into end-of-life care …

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Aspirin Could Cut Ovarian Cancer Risks

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) today revealed the results of a new study showing that daily aspirin use could significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in women. The study, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, showed that daily aspirin use could cut ovarian cancer risks by as much as one-fifth. The study looked at 12 …

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Driving Restrictions, Campus Interventions Curb Underage Drinking, Shows Study

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) today announced that the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommended strategies to curb underage drinking may actually be working. The institute has issued a new report published in this month’s Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The report shows that methods such as young driver curfews, license suspension laws, physician screenings, and …

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Drivers Distracted Around 10% of the Time, Shows Study

Proponents of driverless vehicle technology have argued that such technology could be much safer than human drivers, who are often distracted while on the road. A new study is now back in up this assertion, showing just how inattentive most drivers really are. The study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, has found that on average drivers …

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New Autism Checklist More Accurate, Says NIH

When it comes to autism, diagnostic speed is key. Treatments for the condition rely on early intervention therapies and the sooner in the life of a child with autism they begin, the better. This week a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has shown that a revised Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers is now more accurate that previous …

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Majority of U.S. High Schoolers Are Cool With Marijuana

As U.S. states begin to roll back prohibitions on marijuana, younger Americans are beginning to view the drug in a more favorable light. A new survey out from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week is showing that teens’ attitudes toward marijuana are now softening. The report shows that more than 60% of U.S. 12th-graders do not view …

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Eight NFL Concussion Studies to Receive Millions in Funding

The fate of NFL athletes and a possible connection between repeated brain injury and later health problems is now being taken seriously by the NFL. As part of their new focus, the league last year donated $30 million to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), primarily for research concerning brain trauma. Today the National Institutes of Health …

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U.S. to Invest $100 Million in AIDS Cure Research

U.S. President Barack Obama today announced that the U.S. will invest research funds into the search for an AIDS cure. The announcement was part of an event held today at the White House to mark the 25th World AIDS Day. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be investing $100 million over the next three years specifically on AIDS …

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Study Suggests Staggered National Flu Vaccinations For China

A new study from a combined team of American and Chinese scientists is suggesting that China implement a new national flu vaccine strategy. The paper, published today in the journal PLOS Medicine, states that China should use a staggered flu vaccination procedure for different regions of the country. ‚ÄúThis research suggests the need for staggered timing of vaccination in three …

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New Genital Herpes Vaccine Trial Begins

With the HPV vaccine a success for preventing cervical cancer, doctors are now turning to the treatment of an even more common sexually transmitted infection – herpes. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week announced that it is sponsoring a clinical trial of a genital herpes vaccine. The trial will be led by the National Institute of Allergy …

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