Health

Experimental vaccine protects monkeys from blinding trachoma

An attenuated, or weakened, strain of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria can be used as a vaccine to prevent or reduce the severity of trachoma, the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness, suggest findings from a National Institutes of Health study...

NIH-funded study shows increased prostate cancer risk from vitamin E supplements

Men who took 400 international units (I.U.) of vitamin E daily had more prostate cancers compared to men who took a placebo, according to an updated review of data from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT).

On World Mental Health Day, Ban urges greater resources for mental disorders

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A woman poses in front of a graffiti representing the sun on the occasion of the observance of the...

Women exposed to DES in the womb face increased cancer risk

NIH study followed daughters of women given diethylstilbestrol during pregnancy and found increased fertility problems and cancer risks.

NIH launches research program to explore health effects from climate change

A new research program funded by the National Institutes of Health will explore the role that a changing climate has on human health. Led by NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the program will research the risk factors...

Still Waiting For That Healthy Oats And Barley Revival

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Barley has fallen out of favor as horse feed, but beer brewers still need it.

UNICEF warns of lack of nutrition supplies to meet unprecedented global demand

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Malnutrition check-up at Moghem health centre in Niger's central region of Tahoua

The Thinnest State Loosens Its Belt

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State Snapshot: Obesity and Poverty In The U.S.

Hormonal Contraceptives May Raise HIV Risk For Men And Women

Hormone shots that are a popular form of birth control in Africa may increase the risk of HIV infection for women who use them and the men who are their sexual partners.

More Than 1 In 10 Parents Delay Or Skip Vaccinations For Their Kids

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