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Vol. LXV, No. 8
April 12, 2013

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Overweight Volunteers Needed

NICHD is looking for men and women ages 35-70 who are overweight and have abnormal glucose levels. After an initial screening visit for general health assessment, participants will undergo treatment with a cortisol-blocking medication (mifepristone) or a non-active pill (placebo) for 7 days. Each participant will take both study agents with a gap of 6 to 8 weeks between the two. Testing before and after treatment with the study medications will include blood drawing over 24 hours, urine collection, an oral and an intravenous glucose tolerance test and 1- to 2-day overnight inpatient stay. Compensation will be provided. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010) and refer to study 11-CH-0208.

Toddlers Needed for Autism Study

NIMH researchers are conducting a study on language delays in toddlers 10 to 20 months old. This study seeks to learn the risk factors for autism by studying the behavior and brain functioning of toddlers with early communication delays as well as typically developing toddlers. Toddlers from 10 to 20 months with limited vocalizations or words and typically developing toddlers may be eligible to participate. Call 1-866-444-2214 (TTY 1-866-411-1010). Refer to study 11-M-0144.

Midlife & Menopause Research Studies

Women ages 40-60 who struggle with irritability, anxiety, sadness or loss of enjoyment at the time of the menopause transition are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. There is no cost for participation. Compensation may be provided. Call (301) 496-9576 and refer to study 02-M-0120.

Asthma Research Volunteers

Individuals 18 years or older with asthma are sought to participate in a 1- to 2-day research study in the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch at the National Institutes of Health. A thorough medical evaluation and monetary compensation will be provided. If interested, call (301) 402-1553.

Women’s Health Studies Seek Healthy Volunteers

Healthy women ages 40-60 are invited to participate in outpatient research studies. Compensation is provided. Call (301) 496-9576.

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