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Top National Institutes of Health Articles

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  • National Hemophilia registry a window onto bleeding disorders and other genetic ailments

    It's a relatively rare disease affecting about 1 in 5,000 males but hemophilia is in the front wave of fighting gene-based disorders with some of the newest tools in medicine: genetic testing, personalized medicine and big data. Right now a registry is...
  • A personal stake in the Alzheimer's Act

    As the U.S. Senate returns to session, they must consider and pass Senate Bill 2192 Alzheimer’s Accountability Act. This Act would fund National Institutes of Health scientists' research to discover methods to treat, cure and prevent this disease. ...
  • Grapefruit isn't a great fruit with some medicines

    whatdoctorsknow.com If you take a statin -- a hugely popular class of drugs taken by more than 35 million Americans -- you should take note of some tiny script printed on the container label: "Do not take with grapefruit or grapefruit juice." It seems...
  • Teen Miata enthusiast and friend of Autoblog passes away

     
    Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Etc., Mazda When Thomas' illness made it impossible for him to drive, he relied on friends to do it for him. Attending the reveal of the 2016 MX-5 Miata and the subsequent 25th anniversary celebration at Mazda...
  • DNA ties Ashkenazi Jews to group of just 330 people from Middle Ages

    All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago. So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of...
  • Diabetics pay little attention to salt warnings: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a recent survey, most adults with diabetes knew that a high-salt diet is linked to high blood pressure and stroke - but most still consumed too much sodium anyway. "Despite knowledge that a high salt diet is related to...
  • Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophilia

    Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while chopping onions can turn dangerous for patients with hemophilia, who lack the necessary proteins in their blood to stem the flow from a wound. People with severe hemophilia typically receive regular...
  • Ebola vaccine tests on monkeys show promise

    Ebola vaccine tests on monkeys show promise
    Tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine have shown positive results, protecting healthy monkeys from contracting the virus, the National Institutes of Health announced Sunday, as West Africa grapples with the epidemic that has killed around 2,000. Five...
  • Drug and vaccine makers in race against Ebola

    Drug and vaccine makers in race against Ebola
    Drug and vaccine companies are racing to conduct clinical trials of potential treatments for Ebola but it will be 2015 before there are any initial results and much later before significant quantities could be available, executives said on Friday. In...
  • Jill Sumfest: Special Needs Plans offer help for seniors with diabetes

    We often hear health care discussed in terms of big numbers — millions and billions. Take diabetes, for example. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 26 million Americans have diabetes and its treatment and impact...
  • J&J Ebola vaccine to start clinical trials in early 2015

    Sept 4 (Reuters) - Scientists will fast-track tests on another Ebola vaccine, this time from Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N, in another sign that the world's worst outbreak of the virus is mobilizing research into the deadly disease. J&J said on Thursday that...