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January 23, 2001
Vol. LIII, No. 2

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National Conference Explores the Placebo Effect

Award Winning 'Superwoman' Works at NIAMS

Management Intern Program Recruits Leaders

New Scientific Director Seeks to Advance Scientists' Careers

CIT's Spring Training
— A Mouse Click Away

NIDCR Adopts New Ways to Study Minority Oral Health

Science in the News

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

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Children's Mental Health Explored
Panel Offers Primer on Rearing Happy Kids

By Rich McManus

If you are a parent, you felt fortunate to hear the four experts on childhood and human development who spoke at Dec. 5's Science for All session "Just Growing Pains? The Mental Health of Our Children," sponsored by the staff training in extramural programs committee. Speaking before a primarily female Wilson Hall audience, the panelists offered reassuring evidence that emotional peaks and valleys are the norm in family life; no one has an easy time of it and there are a plethora of competing biological and cultural pressures governing the route to maturity. While the great majority of humans complete the rollercoaster ride intact, a few stumble; those too were accounted for in the sweeping talks.
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Can Research Help?
Symposium Explores Dying on One's Own Terms

By Linda Cook

A well-attended symposium, "The End of Our Lives: Guiding the Research Agenda," was held recently on the NIH campus. Sponsored by the newly formed NIH End-of-Life Research Interest Group, the symposium addressed many of the complex issues involved in this area. For example, there are those who argue for a "good death" versus those who believe in aggressive life-prolonging measures. And there are those who advocate euthanasia and assisted suicide, stimulating a national debate on these controversial ways to end one's existence. Addressing these and other quandaries, symposium participants identified areas of research to improve the way people die in the United States.
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