The initial goal to recruit 1 million Americans to analyze genetic information as part of the government’s “precision medicine” initiative was approved by an advisory committee to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday. The “precision medicine” initiative, announced in January by President Barack Obama, will involve a pool of people – healthy and […]

Cutting fat from your diet leads to more fat loss than reducing carbohydrates, a US health study shows. Scientists intensely analyzed people on controlled diets by inspecting every morsel of food, minute of exercise and breath taken. Both diets, analyzed by the National Institutes of Health, led to fat loss when calories were cut, but […]

Want to lose body fat? At least initially, a diet low in fat may be better than one that limits carbohydrates, a U.S. study suggests. To test the effects of cutting fat or carbs head-to-head, researchers put 19 obese adults in the hospital twice, each time reducing their calorie intake by about 30 percent and […]

 The House of Representatives voted 344-77 for a bill that would boost federal funding for medical research, and would speed up Food and Drug Administration approvals for many new drugs and medical devices. The bill, which won overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats, would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health by $8.75 […]

National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers want to study the biology of human placenta to better understand its role in pregnancy.   But, studying the human placenta has challenges.  Because the placenta is a temporary organ that only develops during pregnancy, it comes with a shelf life, a wide range of variables and can pose a risk to the […]

WASHINGTON – The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center suspended operations of its Pharmaceutical Development Section after two vials of vials of albumin, used for the administration of the drug interleukin in experimental studies, were found to have fungal contamination, the federal agency said Thursday afternoon.   In April, two vials made from the same […]