September 2010 NIH Audio Reports Archive
September 30, 2010
Mortality rates and incidence of cancer have decreased over the last decade and more people are surviving the disease. Now, nanotechnology is poised to further advance this progress through improved screening, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer.
September 28, 2010
September 21, 2010
Lower blood pressure goal benefits African-Americans with chronic kidney disease, protein in the urine
The study adds new information about which CKD patients benefit from lowering of blood pressure, information that may help doctors practice evidence-based, personalized medicine, the tailoring of each treatment regimen to each patient's unique characteristics.
September 21, 2010
Scanning the genomes of more than 100,000 people from all over the world, scientists report the largest set of genes discovered underlying high cholesterol and high triglycerides—the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, the nation’s number one killer. Taken together, the gene variants explain between a quarter and a third of the inherited portions of cholesterol and triglyceride measured in the blood.
September 16, 2010
A study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Oxford supports the widespread belief that stress may reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant. The study is the first of its kind to document, among women without a history of fertility problems, an association between high levels of a substance indicative of stress and a reduced chance of becoming pregnant.
September 16, 2010
Independent Panel Finds Insufficient Evidence to Support Preventive Measures for Alzheimer's Disease
Many preventive measures for cognitive decline and for preventing Alzheimer's disease—mental stimulation, exercise, and a variety of dietary supplements—have been studied over the years. However, an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health has determined that the value of these strategies for delaying the onset and/or reducing the severity of decline or disease hasn't been demonstrated in rigorous studies.
September 13, 2010
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, announced the appointment of 19 members to the newly formed Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC). Established by the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act of 2008, the Committee will develop and coordinate a strategic federal research agenda on environmental and genetic factors related to breast cancer. The first meeting of the IBCERCC will take place Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2010 in the Washington, D.C. area.
September 9, 2010
Alcohol can be a problem for older adults, especially if they take certain medications, have health problems or don’t control their drinking. Alcohol Use and Older Adults, the newest topic on NIHSeniorHealth, provides helpful information about the effect alcohol may have on our bodies, health and lifestyles as we age.
September 7, 2010
September is not only back-to-school time, it also is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The We Can! science-based education program gives parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
September 2, 2010
Within the body of a healthy adult, it is estimated that the cells of microbes outnumber human cells by a factor of ten to one. These communities of microscopic organisms, however, remain largely unstudied, leaving almost entirely unknown their influence upon human development, physiology, immunity, and nutrition.
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