Friday, September 7, 2018

Wash, Rinse, Dry--and Fold in Learning

The National Library of Medicine is reaching people where they live, work, play, and even do laundry.

Through the “Wash and Learn” program in Minnesota, librarians read to children stories that encourage healthy habits while their parents learn how to use MedlinePlus to find quality health information.

“The Wash and Learn program was a pilot project funded by our Greater Midwest Region within the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and developed in partnership with Libraries without Borders,” said Amanda J. Wilson, head of NLM’s National Network Coordinating Office. Wilson leads NLM’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a network of health science libraries and information centers across the country.

Dietary Supplement Label Database from NIH

The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) includes full label derived information from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. with a Web-based user interface that provides ready access to label information. It was developed to serve the research community and as a resource for health care providers and the public. It can be an educational and research tool for students, academics, and other professionals.

Clinical trial testing topical cream plus influenza vaccine in progress

A Phase 1 clinical trial examining whether a topical cream can enhance the immune response conferred by a “pre-pandemic” influenza vaccine is underway at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Investigators are evaluating whether imiquimod cream, which is commonly used to treat genital warts and certain skin cancers, can boost the body’s immune response to an H5N1 influenza vaccine. The trial is enrolling 50 healthy adults ages 18-50 years. Baylor is one of the Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs) — a network of clinical research sites that can rapidly enroll large volunteer cohorts to evaluate experimental vaccines against infectious diseases. The VTEUs are funded and managed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Staying Safe in Cold Weather

From the National Weather Service, this Winter Storm and Safety Tips page offers guidelines for weathering winter.

This website is designed to teach you how to stay safe before, during and after a winter storm. You will find information on winter alerts, science and hazards, snow coverage maps, and information describing the different types of winter storms.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

NICHSR One Search Turns One!

For the past year, NICHSR OneSearch has helped people get answers to questions concerning health policy, health care costs, ongoing research, socioeconomic issues in health, disparities and inequalities, and more.

NICHSR ONESearch helps you search for ongoing projects, grey literature, datasets, indices, reliable websites, meetings, training, grant opportunities, and more.

Want more information?

Watch the informational video and check out NICHSR ONESearch yourself.

DASH Diet Wins Again!

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the National Institutes of Health-developed DASH Diet “best overall” diet among nearly 40 it reviewed. The announcement came just as new research suggests that combining DASH, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, with a low-sodium diet has the potential to lower blood pressure as well as or better than many anti-hypertension medications.


PregSource™ is a research project that aims to learn about the pregnancy experience. Getting information directly from pregnant women about what they feel, think, do, and experience during pregnancy and after giving birth can teach us more about pregnancy and how to improve care. How can you help? Just sign up and answer some questions throughout your pregnancy. Your answers will help PregSource™ researchers answer the following and other questions.