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Tear Study Needs Healthy Women

NICHD and NEI are seeking healthy women, ages 30-42, to participate in a study determining the function of the eye in tear production. You may be eligible if you are not taking drugs including birth control pills, have no eye conditions, no irregular menstrual cycles, and do not wear contact lenses. Only one 2-hour outpatient visit is required and compensation is provided. Call Shirley Grieshaber at 435-1833.

Healthy Overweight Women Needed

The Uniformed Services University weight management program is looking for healthy nonsmoking overweight women ages 18-55 to participate in a weight management program as part of a research study examining factors affecting weight maintenance. The program meets weekly for 3 months with followup extending to 2 years. In addition, applicants should not be pregnant, have problems with thyroid, kidney or heart disease, diabetes or uncontrolled hypertension. If interested call (301) 295-9664.

Healthy Women Needed for Study

NICHD is seeking women, ages 18-32, to participate in a research study comparing bone density in healthy women. You may be eligible if you have no medical conditions, or an irregular menstrual cycle, are not pregnant, nursing or planning pregnancy over the next 3 years, do not use oral contraceptives or prescribed medications, smoke fewer than 2 cigarettes per day and drink fewer than 2 alcoholic drinks per day. Participation involves four visits over a 3-year period, blood test, bone density test, urine tests and cognitive testing. Compensation is provided. Call 435-7926 for more information.

Healthy Families Needed for Studies

NIAAA is seeking healthy parents and their adolescent children, ages 12-17, to participate in a study involving an interview and a brain scan. No medication is involved. Compensation is provided. Call 594-9950.

Postpartum Depression Study

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking volunteer mothers ages 18-40 who have had one or more past episodes of postpartum depression following a full-term pregnancy, but are not currently depressed. Participants must be free of medical illnesses, medication-free and currently not breastfeeding. Volunteers may be asked to participate in a 6-month protocol investigating the effects of hormones on brain and behavior. All participants who complete the study will be paid. For information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

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