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Audits show lapses NIH and CDC

The recent scare involving smallpox at the National Institutes of Health is indicative of a larger problem, according to audits obtained by USA TODAY.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:41am EDT

Tags: cdc, Nick Iannelli, smallpox, audit

How to stay healthy on your vacation

Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.

Monday - 06/30/2014, 03:56pm EDT

Tags: vacation, mosquitoes, summer, Anthony Fauci, cdc, Kristi King

Workers rescued after platform collapse at NIH

A work crew was rescued from the side of a building at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda after their suspended platform collapsed Wednesday morning.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:24pm EDT

Tags: rescue, Bethesda, Md.

Researchers notice a big rise in probiotic use

People are getting more of the good bacteria that crowds out the bad bacteria in your gut. Probiotics can also reduce stress and aid weight loss.

Sunday - 03/23/2014, 06:11pm EDT

Tags: probiotic, Paula Wolfson, ConsumerLab.com, live bacteria, health benefits

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Skipped the gym? Stand outside and shiver

Here's the skinny on some new science.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 10:48am EST

Tags: shiver, cold, Cell Metabolism

Ethical issues emerge as scientists peek into baby genes

The newest frontier in the genetic revolution peaks into a baby's genetic code, but is full of ethical challenges, from how early to do so to how to make use of this health forecast without causing needless worry.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 08:56am EDT

Tags: Inova Translational Medicine Institute, Falls Church, genetics, gene-mapping, babies,

Shutdown forces NIH to turn away clinical trial patients

The National Institutes of Health is closing its doors to some new patients during the federal shutdown, namely patients who would participate in clinical trials.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 09:01am EDT

Tags: government shutdown, shutdown, clinical trials, cancer

Social and mental health integration may help prevent, treat obesity in teens

High school health education classes that focus exclusively on topics of physical activity and nutrition may be a thing of the past. It turns out, integrating cognitive-behavioral components into health curricula makes for happier and healthier teens.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: health, Health education, Rachel Nania, high school, mental health

Have a cold? Stay home the first couple of days

Colds are highly contagious and account for about 40 percent of time lost from work in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 08:20am EDT

Tags: colds, preventing colds, Kristi King

Computer games may help reverse brain aging

A new government study finds that cognitive-training computer games can reverse aging in the brain.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 10:18am EDT

Tags: aging, brain, computer games, crossword puzzles

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