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Healthy Overweight Women Needed

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is seeking healthy African American and Caucasian overweight women, ages 18-40, to participate in a research study on the effects of carbohydrates and fats on body composition and reproduction. You may be eligible if you are a nonsmoker, have a regular menstrual cycle, are not taking any prescribed drugs and have no major illness. Participation involves one outpatient and two separate inpatient visits. Compensation is provided. Call 496-7731.

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.

Adults Needed for Study

College-educated, middle-aged adults are needed for a 2-day outpatient study at NIMH. Involves blood draw and routine clinical, neurological and cognitive procedures. A stipend is available. Inquire at 435-8970.

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