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Two surgeries for pelvic prolapse found similarly effective, safe

Two surgical treatments for a form of pelvic hernia affecting women have similar rates of success and safety, scientists in a National Institutes of...

The internal clock and feeding rhythm set the pace of the...

Living organisms have adapted to the day-night cycle and, in most cases, evolved a "circadian clock" – that is: an actual cellular metronome –...

US share of research spending drops; Asia on upswing

The research and development spending in the United States dropped from $131 billion to $119 billion, when adjusted for inflation, from 2007-2012, while Japan...

Revised autism screening tool offers more precise assessment

An updated screening tool that physicians administer to parents to help determine if a very young child has autism has been shown to be...

NIH announces six funding opportunities for the BRAIN Initiative in fiscal...

The National Institutes of Health is releasing funding opportunities to build a new arsenal of tools and technologies for unlocking the mysteries of the...

NIH announces plan to increase funding toward a cure for HIV/AIDS

At a White House event today to mark the 25th annual World AIDS Day, President Obama announced that the National Institutes of Health plans...

China should consider national flu vaccine plan with staggered timing

China should tailor its influenza vaccination strategies to account for its three distinct flu regions, according to the first comprehensive study of the country’s...

NIH launches first national Down syndrome registry

The National Institutes of Health has launched DS-Connect, a Web-based health registry that will serve as a national health resource for people with Down...

Stressful life events may increase stillbirth risk

Pregnant women who experienced financial, emotional, or other personal stress in the year before their delivery had an increased chance of having a stillbirth,...

A flu vaccine that lasts

WHAT: The costly, time-consuming process of making, distributing and administering millions of seasonal flu vaccines would become obsolete if researchers could design a vaccine that confers decades-long protection from any flu virus strain. Making s...

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