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NIH names Rick Woychik Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., has appointed Richard (Rick) P. Woychik, Ph.D., as director of NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
11-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2020

Today on World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health stands with patients, families, advocates, researchers, and health care professionals to raise awareness about this common chronic respiratory disease, the people it affects, and the...
4-May-2020 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Autoimmunity may be rising in the United States

Autoimmunity, a condition in which the body’s immune system reacts with components of its own cells, appears to be increasing in the United States, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators.
8-Apr-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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COVID-19 Workers get training to protect their own health

Today, the National Institutes of Health will launch a new website with important educational resources for Coronavirus workers dealing with the spread of COVID-19. The initiative got underway after Congress passed a supplemental appropriation of...
23-Mar-2020 1:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pregnancy Hypertension Risk Increased by Traffic-Related Air Pollution

A new report from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) suggests that traffic-related air pollution increases a pregnant woman’s risk for dangerous increases in blood pressure, known as hypertension.
17-Dec-2019 1:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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EHP names new editor-in-chief

Joel Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H., has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. Kaufman will...
16-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Permanent hair dye and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study suggests that breast...
2-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NIH partners with Apple and Harvard University on Women’s Health Study

The National Institutes of Health, Apple, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health announced a research partnership for a major long-term study of women’s health. Apple’s new Research App will help users participate in the study and...
10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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