Chocolate Help Your Health?
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
seeks volunteers to participate in a 6-week study evaluating the
effect of dark chocolate on blood pressure and the blood's glucose
and insulin levels. Participants will help researchers learn more
about chocolate's impact on hypertension and diabetes. Participants
will be asked to take dark chocolate and a placebo (inactive treatment).
To participate, you must be: Persons with hypertension (high blood
pressure) who can be safely taken off anti-hypertensive medications;
age 21 to 60; not taking other medications or nutritional supplements
for any illnesses besides hypertension. Compensation and dark chocolate
will be provided. For more information, call (301) 496-3244.
Men and Women Needed
Men and women ages 55-65 are needed to participate in a study of
alcohol metabolism and responses. Study participation includes
one 3-hour screening visit and two 8-hour study visits. Participants
must be social drinkers in good health. Compensation will be
provided for time and participation. If interested contact Nina
at (301) 451-0308 or email ETOHSTUDY-L@mail.nih.gov.
Normal Volunteers Needed
The Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine Branch, NHLBI, is looking
for healthy individuals between the ages of 18-65 to participate
in a research study. A thorough medical evaluation and monetary
compensation will be provided. If interested, call (301) 402-1553.
Are You a Trauma Survivor?
The Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, NIMH, seeks volunteers
to participate in research studies that involve brain imaging.
If you experienced an event such as physical assault, sexual
abuse, accident, disaster or other trauma, you may qualify to
participate. Compensation is available. For more information
call Holly Giesen at (301) 435-8982 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).
Thyroid Research Study
For volunteers 18 or older with thyroid gland removed and taking
thyroid replacement therapy. The study will look at how the body
uses thyroid hormones to control the rate of body functions.
There is no cost for the research tests or treatment. Compensation
is provided. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Se habla
espaņol. Refer to study 05-DK-0119.
HIV-positive volunteers who are off anti-HIV medications, CD4+
350 or greater, without hepatitis B or C, are needed for a research
study. Financial compensation is provided. Call 1-800-411-1222,
or TTY 1-866-411-1010. Refer to study 05-I-0065.
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).