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Vol. LVII, No. 15
July 29, 2005

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Cancer Survivors, Controls Needed
A study needs volunteers who have been diagnosed and treated for brain or breast cancer, are between the ages of 20 and 70, and were working full time for at least one year prior to diagnosis. We also need healthy volunteers who have never been diagnosed with cancer and have no chronic illness, are between the ages of 20 and 70 and who have been working full time for at least the past year. You will be asked to complete a 1-hour questionnaire online with questions related to work and health. Participants will be compensated and receive a free Livestrong yellow wrist band. If interested, go to and enter any username and password you wish. Research is conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and American University.

Healthy Volunteers Needed
We are seeking healthy male and female volunteers ages 18-50 for a research study to determine whether herbal supplements (echinacea, gingko or ginseng) alter the metabolism of lopinavir/ritonavir (an anti-viral medication). In order to participate, you must be a non-smoker in good health, not be HIV-infected and not be taking any chronic medications. Participants will be compensated for their time and inconvenience. For more information, contact Jocelyn Voell, (301) 435-7913 or Liz Formentini, (301) 594-9905.

Lyme Disease Study
Do you think you have Lyme disease? People with active Lyme disease are invited to participate in a study at NIH. Evaluation and treatment provided. For information call (301) 496-8412.

Are You a Woman Who Has Been Depressed?
NIMH is looking for female volunteers to participate in a study that examines the role of hormones in depression. Participants should have experienced depression in the past but not be currently depressed, be between ages 18-45, be medically healthy and not be taking any medications, including birth control pills. Study includes thorough evaluations and compensation. For more information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (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, be currently taking estrogen therapy or combination therapy and be in good physical health. For information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair, (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).