National Institute Of Health

Latest National Institute Of Health Items
  • Opting to track, not treat, early prostate cancer

    John Shoemaker visited six doctors in his quest to find the best treatment for his early stage prostate cancer _ and only the last one offered what made the most sense to the California man: Keep a close watch on the tumor and treat only if it starts to grow.


  • Details of lab-made bird flu won't be revealed

    The U.S. government paid scientists to figure out how the deadly bird flu virus might mutate to become a bigger threat to people _ and two labs succeeded in creating new strains that are easier to spread.


  • US: Don't publish all details of lab-bred bird flu

    The U.S. government asked scientists Tuesday not to reveal all the details of how to make a version of the deadly bird flu that they created in labs in the U.S. and Europe.


  • Opting to track, not treat, early prostate cancer

    John Shoemaker visited six doctors in his quest to find the best treatment for his early stage prostate cancer _ and only the last one offered what made the most sense to the California man: Keep a close watch on the tumor and treat only if it starts to grow.


  • U.S. to limit medical research on chimps

    The government on Thursday said it would adopt strict new limits on using chimpanzees in medical research, after a prestigious scientific group recommended that experiments with humans' closest relative be done only as a last resort.


  • Group urges gov't to strictly limit chimp research

    The government says it will accept strict new limits on using chimpanzees in medical research, after a prestigious scientific group said that experiments with humans' closest relative should be a last resort.


  • Black scientists lag whites in government funding

    Black scientists are less likely than whites to win research dollars from the National Institutes of Health, says a study released Thursday that is prompting changes at the premier science agency.


  • Government lists formaldehyde as cancer causer

    The strong-smelling chemical formaldehyde causes cancer, while styrene, a second industrial chemical that's used worldwide in the manufacture of fiberglass and food containers, may cause cancer, the National Institutes of Health says.


  • NIH stops study of niacin to prevent heart attacks

    A drug that boosts people's good cholesterol didn't go on to prevent heart attacks or strokes, leading U.S. officials to abruptly halt a major study Thursday.


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