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Vol. LXI, No. 4
February 20, 2008

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The phone numbers for more information about the studies below are 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) unless otherwise noted.

Pelvic Pain

NIH is conducting a research study with women ages 18-50 with a history of chronic pelvic pain. There is no cost for study-related tests or medicines. Refer to study 04-CH-0056.

Twins Study

NIH is seeking same-sex fraternal twins 5-20 years old to participate in a study of children’s brain development. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 89-M-0006..

Adolescent Girls Overeating

Parents, is your daughterís eating out of control? Consider having her participate in an NIH study on teen weight prevention. This study is for girls ages 12-17 who are above average weight and report loss of control eating. This study will test how effective group programs are in the prevention of excess weight gain. Participants will be compensated. Refer to study 08-CH-0139.

USUHS Study Needs African Americans

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is conducting a research study for African Americans, ages 18-60, that examines stress hormones in response to viewing a racially charged film. The intent is to understand how key hormones may contribute to a personís becoming overweight. Subjects may be compensated $75. Study also involves blood and saliva collection and a questionnaire. It requires at least one visit to the lab and takes about 4 hours. If interested, contact the Human Performance Laboratory at (301) 295-1371 or

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