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Microplastics, Algal Blooms, Seafood Safety are Public Health Concerns Addressed by New Oceans and Human Health Centers

Millions of tons of small pieces of plastic, referred to as microplastics are finding their way into the world’s oceans. To address plastics and other problems that could affect human health, the NIH and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)...
16-Apr-2024 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reduced blood lead levels linked to lower blood pressure in American Indians

Researchers have linked a decade-long decline in the blood lead levels of American Indian adults to long-term cardiovascular health benefits, including reduced blood pressure levels and a reduction in a marker associated with hypertrophic...
9-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sister Study turns 20

To commemorate this 20-year milestone and to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NIEHS developed a suite of products including a 10-minute video available in English and available with Spanish captions, to showcase how the Sister Study...
2-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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High levels of particulate air pollution associated with increased breast cancer incidence

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that living in an area with high levels of particulate air pollution was associated with an increased incidence of breast cancer.
11-Sep-2023 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Women treated for breast cancer may age faster than cancer-free women

Women diagnosed and treated for breast cancer have increased biological aging compared to women who remain free of breast cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators. Among women...
19-Jul-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2023

The National Institutes of Health recognizes World Asthma Day and the innovative research that is helping to shed light on the disease, pave the way for effective treatments, and improve the lives of people who have asthma.
2-May-2023 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Toxic protein linked to muscular dystrophy and arhinia

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues have found that a toxic protein made by the body called DUX4 may be the cause of two very different rare genetic disorders. For patients who have facioscapulohumeral muscular...
16-Feb-2023 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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