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Ebola cases require rare dual air ambulance rescues

An American nurse possibly infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa was flown to the National Institutes of Health on Thursday. The rescue was one of two air ambulance missions flown this week by Georgia-based Phoenix Air.

Nurse exposed to Ebola going to National Institutes of Health

A female nurse who was exposed to Ebola while in West Africa is expected to be admitted to the National Institutes of Health on Thursday, becoming the latest person to be admitted to a U.S. hospital after being exposed to the diseas...

American nurse exposed to Ebola to be admitted to NIH center

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone will be admitted to the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Thursday, NIH announced. Show More Summary

Researchers say party drug ketamine could be used to treat depression

While ketamine — or Special K — is better known as a hallucinogen, scientists at Yale, Mount Sinai, and the National Institute of Mental Health think it could be an effective treatment for depression, particularly for "people who are...Show More Summary

Rapid Ebola Test Is Focus of NIH Grant to Rutgers Scientist

Rutgers researcher David Alland, working with the California biotechnology company Cepheid, has received a grant of nearly $640,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola as well as other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to Ebola. Show More Summary

NIH researchers link chromosome region to duplication of gene on X chromosome appears to cause excessive growth

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found a duplication of a short stretch of the X chromosome in some people with a rare disorder that causes excessive childhood growth. They believe that a single gene within the region likely has a large influence on how much children grow. Show More Summary

You’re Not Sleeping Enough

This is true of most Americans and it is damaging your health. The two-hour “Sleepless in America,” a collaboration by NatGeo, National Institutes of Health and The Public Good Projects, debuted on Sunday night. The gist: Everyone is tired. No one gets enough sleep. And then this: Chronic sleep deprivation could have irreparable damage to [...]

WATCH LIVE: Obama Speaks About Ebola Vaccine Research at NIH

3 years agoNews : Mediaite

President Barack Obama will address doctors who have just published promising results on an Ebola vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on Tuesday afternoon, December 2.

Unsafe bedding could lead to infant suffocation, SIDS

According to the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, soft bedding and blankets can be deadly to infants.

“Sleepless in America” – Interview With Nat Geo’s Sleep Expert

The pervasive lack of sleep is a national public health issue. National Geographic Channel (NGC) along with The Public Good Projects and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have teamed up to develop Sleepless In America, premiering tonight at 8PM EST/PST. Directed by award-winning producer John Hoffman, this highly anticipated film exposes the hidden epidemic […]

'Off switch' for pain discovered: Activating the adenosine A3 receptor subtype is key to powerful pain relief -- ScienceDaily

In research published in the medical journal Brain, Saint Louis University researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions have discovered a way to...Show More Summary

SLU researcher finds an off switch for pain

ST. LOUIS-- In research published in the medical journal Brain, Saint Louis University researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions have discovered...Show More Summary

NIH scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases

Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. These damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases, according to the researchers. Show More Summary

Sister to Sister(r), Nation's First Organization Dedicated to Women's Heart Health, Donates Educational Content, Intellectual Property to Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

After 15 years of educating women about heart disease and providing more than 100,000 free cardiovascular screenings, Sister to Sister: The Women's Heart Health Foundation founded by Irene Pollin, MSW, announced today that the organization will cease operations on Dec. Show More Summary

Study Suggests Prisons Use Expensive Hep C Drugs

3 years agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health strongly suggested that prisons use the ultra-expensive Sofosbuvir to treat HCV.

Mount Sinai Researchers Awarded $1 Million Grant to Find New Stem Cell Therapies for Vision Recovery

The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant that will support an effort to re-create a patient's ocular stem cells and restore vision in those blinded by corneal disease.

Many Americans not receiving recommended home visit services for lead poisoning and asthma

COLUMBIA, MD and WASHINGTON, DC (November 19, 2014) - Today, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University released Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes...Show More Summary

Quickies: How Space Affects Men and Women Differently, Exploring Privilege in a Play, and Stop Saying “Drink the Kool-Aid”

Categories: Quickies Life in Space Affects Men’s And Women’s Health Very Differently – “Back in 2011, NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) — on the recommendation of the National... (Read more...)

Research to Study New Iron Supplement for Children

Penn State College of Medicine and University of Wisconsin have been awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund the study of a novel way to treat iron deficiency anemia in children.

Improving Seniors' Mental Function Is Goal of NIH Grant to IU School of Medicine Researchers

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to evaluate the advantages of physical exercise, cognitive exercise or a combination of both on the aging brain.

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