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Seven Substances Added to 14th Report on Carcinogens

Thu, 3 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Five viruses, a chemical, and a metallic element listed in new HHS report Today's release of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 14th Report on Carcinogens includes seven newly reviewed substances, bringing the cumulative total to 248 listings. The chemical trichloroethylene (TCE), and the metallic element cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo, are being added...






NIH Study Determines Key Differences Between Allergic and Non-allergic Dust Mite Proteins

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:00 -0400

Finding may lead to better therapies for individuals with dust mite allergies Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have determined what differentiates dust mite allergens from the non-allergen proteins dust mites produce. According to the researchers, dust mite allergens are more chemically stable and produced in larger quantities than other dust mite proteins. This study is the fir...



NIH to Recognize 12 Champions of Environmental Health Research

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Awards are part of the NIEHS 50th anniversary celebration. Twelve individuals will receive the first-ever Champion of Environmental Health Research Award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), for their significant contributions to the field. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 at the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, to celebrate its 50th ann...



EU-ToxRisk and Tox21 Have Agreed to Collaborate

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400










Smoking Leaves Historical "footprint" in DNA

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400




Brain Benefits of Aerobic Exercise Lost to Mercury Exposure

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:00:00 -0400

Cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Adults with high prenatal exposure to methylmercury, which mainly comes from maternal consumption of fish with high mercury levels, did not ex...















NIH Launches Large Study of Pregnant Women in Areas Affected by Zika Virus

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0400

International Effort to Enroll Approximately 10,000 Women The National Institutes of Health and Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz (Fiocruz), a national scientific research organization linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, have begun a multi-country study to evaluate the magnitude of health risks that Zika virus infection poses to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and infants. The stu...



Program Will Train First Responders and Hazardous Waste Workers on Infectious Disease Safety

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 14:00:00 -0400

A training program will help approximately 35,000 first responders and workers, whose jobs may expose them to infectious diseases, protect themselves while also minimizing the spread of disease to others. The three-year, $9 million program is being launched by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the Cente...



Media Telebriefing: NTP Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Study: Partial Release of Findings

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

What: Transcript Transcript(198KB) Audio Recording of Media Telebriefing May 27, 2016 NTP Cell Phone Study Page The associate director ...



New NIH-EPA Research Centers to Study Environmental Health Disparities

Wed, 25 May 2016 13:00:00 -0400

The National Institutes of Health has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund five new research centers to improve health in communities overburdened by pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to health disparities. Within each center, scientists will partner with community organizations to study these concerns and develop culturally appropriate ways...



NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2016

Tue, 3 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

On World Asthma Day 2016, the National Institutes of Health reaffirms its commitment to support research to improve the lives of all people with asthma. NIH-funded research has advanced our understanding of asthma as a disease as well as the impact asthma has on the lives of those affected. We have made great strides in learning how to treat and prevent asthma, and we are committed to ensuring tha...






Greenness Around Homes Linked to Lower Mortality

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, according to new research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Women with the highest levels of vegetation, or greenness, near their homes had a 12 percent lower death rate compared to women with the lowest levels of vegetation near their homes. The results were p...