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Vol. LVIII, No. 2
January 27, 2006

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Have Enlarged Gums?
Do you have enlarged gums and are you taking dilantin, cyclosporine or calcium channel-blockers? If so, take part in an NIH study. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 05-D-0103.

HIV-Positive Volunteers
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 1-866-444-2214 or TTY 1-866-411-1010. Refer to study 05-I-0065.

Research Malaria Vaccine Study
Doctors at NIH are conducting a study to test the safety of a research malaria vaccine and its ability to generate immunity. Males or non-pregnant females, healthy, between the ages of 18 and 50, and who have never been exposed to malaria may consider participating. All study-related tests and medicines are provided at no cost, and you are compensated. The research vaccine will not infect you with malaria. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 05-I-0133.

Healthy African Americans, Africans
Healthy African Americans and Africans are needed for a blood count study. You can help researchers at NIH understand why individuals have different white blood cell counts. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 03-DK-0168. Compensation is available.

Do You Have PMS?
We need women with premenstrual syndrome to participate in research studies. To participate, you should be: experiencing mood changes related to your menstrual cycle; 18-45 years old with regular menstrual cycles; medication free, including oral contraception. Thorough diagnostic evaluation is provided. Evening clinic hours are available. Compensation offered for participation. For information call Linda Simpson-St. Clair of NIMH at (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Volunteers Needed for Army Research Studies
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research is seeking dependable, healthy adults 18-45 years of age available to participate in an entire study. Volunteers will receive a free medical evaluation. Financial compensation provided. Call toll free 1-866-856-3259 or visit online

Can 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.

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