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A healthcare provider examines a chest x-ray to look for signs of COPD or other problems with the lungs.
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Statement
On November 21, World COPD Day 2018, the National Institutes of Health unites with millions of people to renew our long-standing commitment to reducing the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ), a serious and debilitating lung disease. A leading cause of death, COPD impacts an estimated 251 million people worldwide . While many h...
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Research Features
Feeling sleepy during the day? You’re not alone. Insufficient sleep is a common and fast-growing problem, with almost a third of U.S. adults reporting they get less than the recommended amount of shuteye. But while some people experience occasional restless nights that still allow them to be alert and productive during the day, many others experien...
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is pausing the CONCERT-HF trial , which involves patients with chronic heart failure. Recent calls for the retraction of journal articles in related fields of cell therapy research have raised concerns about the scientific foundations of this trial. Wh...
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News Release
Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death. The researchers say their finding could provide the basis for drug therapie...
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Research Features
More than 100,000 people in the United States and an estimated 20 million worldwide suffer from sickle cell disease, a group of inherited, often life-threatening blood disorders that wreak havoc on the body. Mainly affecting African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians, the disease is caused by a mutation in the gene that makes oxygen-carrying hemoglobi...
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News Release
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced the launch of a new initiative to help speed the development of cures for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders affecting at least 100,000 people in the United States and 20 million worldwide. The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative will take advantage of the latest genetic discove...
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News Release
Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) anunciaron hoy el lanzamiento de una iniciativa para acelerar la búsqueda de curas para la enfermedad de células falciformes, un grupo de trastornos sanguíneos hereditarios que afectan al menos a 100,000 personas de Estados Unidos y 20 millones en todo el mundo. A partir de los ú...
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News Release
Study funded by NIH showed a change in use of breathing tube can save more lives A new study showed that a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac...
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WHAT: The National Institutes of Health have announced five new contract awards for the next phase of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS), the largest research study in history to investigate the biological, genetic , and environmental risk factors associated with the disproportionate burden of cardiovascular disease in African-Americans. Heart disease i...