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Cellular Damage from Normal Metabolism Potentially Causes Cancer


Changes to DNA exceed expectations in NIH study.

Metabolism Potentially Causes Cancer
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Caffeine Charges Up a Part of the Brain


An NIH study in rats has shown that caffeine stimulates a particular region of the brain which affects learning and memory.

Caffeine Charges Brain
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NIH Investigators Find Link Between DNA Damage and Immune Response


Researchers offer the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to injury. The proteins involved in the regulation help protect the body from infection.

DNA Damage and Immune Response
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NIH Launches Largest Oil Spill Health Study


A new study that will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico's Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers has begun in towns across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The study is the largest health study of its kind ever conducted among cleanup workers and volunteers, and is one component of a comprehensive federal response to the Deepwater Horizons oil spill.

Oil Spill Health Study Launches
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NIH Study Finds Two Pesticides Associated with Parkinson's Disease


New research shows a link between use of two common pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, and Parkinson's disease (PD). The study was a collaborative effort conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center in California.

Pesiticides and Parkinson's
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Succimer Found Ineffective for Removing Mercury


Some families have turned to a drug used for treating lead poisoning as an alternative therapy for treating autism. NIH researchers say new data offers little support for this practice.

Succimer Ineffective for Mercury
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Children, Males and Blacks are at Increased Risk for Food Allergies


A new study estimates that 2.5 percent of the United States population, or about 7.6 million Americans, have food allergies. Food allergy rates were found to be higher for children, non-Hispanic blacks, and males, according to the researchers. The odds of male black children having food allergies were 4.4 times higher than others in the general population.

Food Allergy Risks
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Well Water Should be Tested Annually to Reduce Health Risks to Children


Private well water needs to be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), took a lead rule in working with the AAP to develop these recommendations and draft a new AAP pulicy statement about the things parents should do if their children drink well water.

Annual Well Water Tests
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New Data Analysis Shows Possible Link between Childhood Obesity and Allergies


A new study indicates there may be yet another reason to reduce childhood obesity—it may help prevent allergies.

Childhood Obesity and Allergies
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First Sister Study Results Reinforce the Importance of Healthy Living


Women who maintain a healthy weight and who have lower perceived stress may be less likely to have chromosome changes associated with aging than obese and stressed women, according to a pilot study that was part of the Sister Study.

First Sister Study Results
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Research Finds New Cause of Ozone Wheezing and Potential Treatments


Ozone has been estimated, in an Environmental Protection Agency analysis, to cost the United States $5 billion a year as a result of premature deaths, hospitalizations and schoul absences. Inhalation of ozone can lead to irritation of the airways and increased wheezing, particularly in children and adults who have asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease.

Ozone Wheezing Treatments
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ADHD Medications Do Not Cause Genetic Damage in Children


Two of the most common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do not appear to cause genetic damage in children who take them as prescribed.

ADHD Medication and Children
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Healing Process Found to Backfire in Lung Patients


A mechanism in the body which typically helps a person heal from an injury, may actually be causing patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) to get worse, researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and their cullaborators have found.

Healing Process Backfires in Lung Patients
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NTP Finalizes Report on Bisphenul A


The National Toxiculogy Program has finalized a report on bisphenul A, or BPA. BPA is a chemical used in many pulycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.

NTP Finalizes Report on BPA
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Alcohol Binges Early in Pregnancy Increase Risk of Infant Oral Clefts


Oral clefts are birth defects that affect the upper lip and the roof of the mouth. They occur in about two of every one-thousand live births.

Alcohol, Pregnancy, and Infant Oral Clefts
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Long-term Pesticide Exposure may Increase Risk of Diabetes


Long-term exposure to pesticides may increase the risk of diabetes according to a study conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Cancer Institute.

Pesticides and Diabetes
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A Brain Study May Lead to Improved Epilepsy Treatments


Using a rodent model of epilepsy, researchers found one of the body's own neurotransmitters released during seizures turns on a signaling pathway in the brain that increases production of a protein that could reduce medication entry into the brain.

Brain Study and Epilepsy Treatments
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Ozone Can Affect Heavier People More


Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, along with scientists from University of North Carulina at Chapel Hill and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency analyzed previously-cullected data on young, healthy, non-smoking men and women to see if they could answer that question. Their study provided the first evidence that people with a higher body mass index may have a greater response to ozone than leaner people.

Ozone and Heavier People
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New National Study Links Asthma to Allergies


Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found that more than 50 percent of the current asthma cases in the country can be attributed to allergies, with about 30 percent of those cases attributed to cat allergies.

Study Links Asthma to Allergies

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