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Learn More: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2012/niddk-15.htm
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- October is Depression Awareness Month. Watch this video and check out these resources from the National Institute of Mental Health to learn more: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml
- Crypts (dark green) are stem-cell-containing glands that help to regenerate the intestinal lining. Image by Hiroyuki Miyoshi, University of Washington in St. Louis.
Learn More at NIH Research Matters: http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters/october2012/10152012intestinal.htm
- Are you at risk for developing breast cancer? Take this quiz from the National Cancer Institute and "understand the puzzle": http://understandingrisk.cancer.gov/a_breast/00.cfm
- Osteoporosis makes your bones weak and more likely to break. Anyone can develop osteoporosis, but it is common in older women. As many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
Learn More: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/osteoporosis.html
- Aerobic fitness is associated with greater longevity and less chronic disease. The NHLBI's Diane Bild, M.D., M.P.H., talks about the role of healthy lifestyles in healthy aging: http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/joinhin/news/professional/healthyAging.asp
- The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development "Back to Sleep" campaign has a new look and a new name: "Safe to Sleep". Visit http://www.nichd.nih.gov/news/resources/spotlight/100312-safe-to-sleep.cfm for additional information.
- Advances in Vision Science from the National Eye Institute:
Retinal Foliage: A 3D view of a retinal ganglion cell: a nerve cell that relays light signals from the eye to the brain. (Courtesy of Wei Li, NEI Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology)
- Breast Cancer Progress: Knowledge is Power
When some types of breast cancer are caught early and treated, survival rates can be near 100 percent. However, ongoing research is vital: breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the U.S. after lung cancer.
Watch this video from the National Cancer Institute and the learn one survivor's story.
- From NIH Research Matters: Gene therapy can safely restore immune function in children with severe combined immunodeficiency and allow some to stop taking painful weekly injections. The finding, from a small clinical trial, offers hope for children born with this deadly condition.
- Study reveals genomic similarities between breast and ovarian cancers: http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/newsfromnci/2012/TCGAbreast
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