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Vol. LVII, No. 8
April 22, 2005
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Weight and Insulin Study
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is conducting a study examining weight and stress responses to exercise in African American and Caucasian men and women between the ages of 18 and 45. Volunteers will be compensated for their participation. Call (301) 295-1371 or email humanperformancelab@usuhs.mil.

One-Day Outpatient Study
Healthy volunteers, ages 19 to 55, are needed to participate in research studying genes and brain function. Testing procedures involve a blood draw, non-invasive neuroimaging, interviews and cognitive testing. No overnight stay. No medication trial. Compensation provided. Call the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch at (301) 435-8970 or email ThorpeK@intra.nimh.nih.gov. Refer to protocol # 95-M-0150.

Ever Have Postpartum Depression?
If you have a history of postpartum depression (PPD) following the birth of any of your children, consider participating in a PPD study with NIMH. The study seeks to examine if your PPD was caused by hormonal changes during or after pregnancy. The study is recruiting female participants between the ages of 20-45 years old. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Severe Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?
If you have severe lupus or someone you love has severe lupus, call for study information: 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Stopping Your Estrogen Therapy?
NIMH is investigating whether mood, anxiety and irritability occur when you stop taking your estrogen or estrogen/progesterone combination therapy. Participants should be ages 45-60, have a past history of perimenopausal mood symptoms responsive to estrogen therapy (ET) or combination therapy, be currently taking ET or combination therapy and be in good physical health. For information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Study of Uterine Fibroids
Call NIH at 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) for information on a study using a new medication for 3 months before hysterectomy. Study-related treatment provided at no cost. Compensation is provided.

Volunteers Needed for Jet Lag Study
NICHD is looking for travelers going east 6-8 time zones to study the effects of replacing hormones disrupted by jet travel. Participants will take a study medication (hydrocortisone, melatonin or placebo), fill out questionnaires and obtain salivary samples. Travel stay of 4-10 days at destination required. Healthy men and women, between ages 18-65 are encouraged to call 1-800-411-1222. Compensation provided for a completed study.

Blood Donors Needed
Looking for healthy volunteers to donate blood for research. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study # 99-CC-0168. Compensation provided.

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