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Attention Female Computer Users

Do you experience work-related pain, numbness, or tingling in your fingers, hands or wrists? Have you been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome? Are you a female between the ages of 21 and 50 who is currently working full time? If so, you are invited to participate in a research study of job stress and carpal tunnel syndrome that can help you learn more about your problem. This study includes a $100 payment and receipt of ergonomic and job stress self-help workbooks. For more information call (301) 295-9660.

Healthy Postmenopausal Women Sought

Healthy postmenopausal women are needed to participate in a study of normal blood. To be eligible, you must have had no abnormal bleeding or clotting in the past. Participants must be willing to stay off any hormone treatment for 9 months. They will also be required to give a small blood sample (about 2 tablespoons) in an initial screening. The study, which takes place at the Clinical Center, involves no hormones or medications. Compensation ($50) is provided for each blood draw. For more information, call 496-5150.

Angry, Irritable or Difficult Teens

You and your 11-16-year-old may be eligible to take part in research at the National Institute of Mental Health. This study is about how young people experience emotions, and how bad moods can cause problems. Payment will be provided. For details, call Barbara Usher, 496-1301.

Female Volunteers Needed

The Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, NIMH, is seeking female volunteers ages 18-55 to participate in studies of the effects of reproductive hormones on brain and behavior. Volunteers must have regular menstrual cycles with no changes in mood in relationship to menses, be free of medical illnesses and not taking any hormones or medication on a regular basis. They will complete daily rating forms and be offered participation in one or more protocols. Payment will be in accordance with the duration of each visit and the type of protocol. For more information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, 496-9576.

Is Your Teen Withdrawn, Sad, Down?

You and your 11-16-year-old may be eligible to take part in a research study at the National Institute of Mental Health. This study is about how young people experience emotions, and how sad moods can cause problems. Payment will be provided. For details, call Barbara Usher, 496-1301.


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