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Mobile device use causing nearsightedness in children

Doctors think increased use of mobile devices by children is causing a growing number of cases of nearsightedness.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 02:25pm EST

Tags: myopia, national eye institute, National Institutes of Health, thomas yau, paula wolfson

There's one vitamin you really need in winter

The days are shorter, the temperatures are colder and we can all run low on our Vitamin D.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 07:09am EST

Tags: National Institutes of Health, Vitamine D, paula wolfson, GW University Hospital, Clair LeBrun, vitamin D, vitamin deficiency

Plan would create pedestrian crossing under Md. 355

With $68 million in federal grants the Montgomery County Department of Transportation hopes the plan will improve pedestrian access among the National Institutes of Health, Metro and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Saturday - 06/22/2013, 03:06pm EDT

Tags: BRAC, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, ari ashe, National Institutes of Health, pedestrian traffic, maryland route 355, Metro, sprawl & crawl, Bethesda

Breast cancer experts: It's time to study environmental impact

A committee of breast cancer researchers recently published a list of recommendations for ways to expand funding and breast cancer studies on possible causes of the disease. Scientists, government officials and advocates are now trying to find ways to implement them.

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 09:51pm EST

Tags: breast cancer, george washington university, research funding, National Institutes of Health, paula wolfson

Keeping your hands away keeps the flu at bay

Avoiding the common cold or flu this winter season may be easier than previously thought.

Saturday - 12/01/2012, 01:35pm EST

Tags: National Institutes of Health, flu season, cold, touch

Go for the pumpkin pie, it's healthy for you

When faced with the option of chocolate cake or pumpkin pie this holiday season, go with the pie. Find out why.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 08:37am EST

Tags: Thanksgiving, pumpkins, National Institutes of Health, megan cloherty, pumpkin or chocolate pie

NIH pledges $5M toward dual heroin-HIV vaccine

The federal government is pledging $5 million toward a military medical researcher's work on a dual vaccine to treat heroin addiction and prevent infection with the AIDS virus.

Friday - 07/27/2012, 07:36am EDT

Tags: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, heroin, AIDS

Report: Clinical trials create economic windfall in Md.

While clinical drug trials aim to help people suffering from cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, the tests also produce an economic windfall for Maryland.

Sunday - 05/20/2012, 06:17am EDT

Tags: NIH, National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins, bio-pharmaceutical

UVa, Johns Hopkins get $3.3M cancer research grant

The University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University have received a $3.3 million grant for brain cancer research.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 10:49am EST

Tags: University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, brain cancer, National Institutes of Health