National Institutes Of Health

NIH to Retire the Last of Government-Owned Research ChimpsThe National Institutes of Health is sending its last remaining research chimpanzees into retirement — as soon as a federal sanctuary has room for them.
Van Hollen and NIH Head to Warn Against Government ShutdownRep. Chris Van Hollen and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins plan to warn about the consequences of a potential federal government shutdown.
Officials Trace Contacts of Woman With Rare TuberculosisThe Illinois Department of Public Health is working to identify people who may have been in contact with a woman who has a rare and deadly form of hard-to-treat tuberculosis.
Expert: 'We Desperately Need A New Vaccine For Tuberculosis'A medical expert says the United States needs a new tuberculosis vaccine.
Ebola Patient at NIH Downgraded to Critical ConditionThe Ebola patient who was admitted to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda Friday is now in critical condition, hospital officials said Monday.
Fake Bar Part of Research Into Anti-Drinking DrugThere's no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. The real alcohol is locked away but still close enough for the extra temptation of smell — and to test the safety of a new drug designed to help heavy drinkers say "when" sooner than usual.
Survey: E-cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen UseElectronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
Study: Over 40 Percent Of Infants Who Died From SIDS Had Brain AbnormalityThe abnormality affects the hippocampus, the part of the brain closely linked to breathing, heart rate and body temperature.
Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male HomosexualityA large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough to prove it.
Surgeon With Ebola Coming To U.S. For CareDr. Martin Salia tested positive for the virus in Sierra Leone. He will be flown to Omaha for treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center.
Top US Health Official: Clinical Trials Of Possible Ebola Vaccine Will Start Soon In West AfricaA top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports that the death toll has surpassed 5,000.
Hospital: American Video Journalist Free of EbolaAn Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon.
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