December 2008 NIH Audio Reports Archive
December 26, 2008
In 2007, the NHLBI initiated SHARe, (SNP Health Association Resource), a Web-based dataset which provides qualified researchers with free access to a wealth of data from multiple large population-based studies, starting with the Framingham Heart Study.
December 24, 2008
A new government survey found that 38 percent of adults and 12 percent of children use complementary and alternative medicine, which is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
December 17, 2008
There are signs that the ongoing decline in teen marijuana use in recent years has stalled; however the downward trend in cigarette and alcohol use continues, according to the 2008 Monitoring the Future (MTF) Survey.
December 19, 2008
December 15, 2008
According to new study released by the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and Yale University, many parents are sitting idly by when their children are being threatened by overexposure to media.
December 5, 2008
Treatments developed over the past three decades have led to the doubling of the life expectancy of sickle cell disease patients between 1972 and 2002. These treatments include medications, blood and bone marrow transfusions, and other procedures to relieve or prevent complications. Until now, however, scientists could not directly target processes known to affect the severity of sickle cell disease.
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