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Vol. LVIII, No. 17
August 25, 2006

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Healthy Children Needed
Healthy child volunteers (ages 8-12) are needed for a brain-imaging study of attention. The study consists of two visits. All procedures are non-invasive; no blood draws will be performed. Compensation is provided for each visit. For more information call Meryl Wagman at (301) 402-3893.

Don't Sleep Enough?
We are in need of men and women ages 22-50 with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-50 who sleep 6 hours or less on average to participate in a new research study at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (refer to study 06-DK-0036). You will receive free medical and sleep evaluations and compensation will be provided. If you want to contribute to the understanding of the relationship between sleep and body weight and have the time to participate in approximately 7 short visits within 1 year, call 1-800-411-1222 or visit for more information.

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 65; not taking other medications or nutritional supplements for any illnesses besides hypertension or high cholesterol. Compensation and dark chocolate will be provided. For more information, call (301) 496-3244.

Have Unusual Hemoglobin?
Do you have an unusual type of hemoglobin in your red blood cells? Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) for details on study 05-DK-0085. Travel assistance may be provided and compensation is available.

Muscular Leg Pain?
If it is caused by blocked arteries and it occurs with activity but improves with rest, call NIH at 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) for more information on a new study.

Follicular Lymphoma Vaccine Study
Your own body may be your best defense. Patients who have not had chemotherapy are asked to call for a lymphoma vaccine study. Phone 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Children, Adolescents Needed
NIH invites healthy children and adolescents who are overweight to participate in a clinical study. Parents, call 1-866-444-2214, or TTY 1-866-411-1010, for information. Participants will be compensated.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Study
Participate in a study that seeks to gain information on how people with RA evaluate effectiveness of treatments. Compensation is provided. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

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