The February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest National Institutes of Health research, is now online at http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/. In this issue:
Preventing Cancer: Learn How to Lower Your Risk
If you think there’s nothing you can do to prevent cancer, you’d be wrong. Learn about the steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk.
full story: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2008/February/docs/01features_01.htm
Soothing the Sting of Shingles: When a Childhood Virus Comes Back to Bite You
Even when chickenpox is gone, the virus that causes it stays with you for life, hidden and inactive in your nerve cells. As you get older, the virus may make a second, unwelcome appearance and cause a painful disease called shingles.
full story: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2008/February/docs/01features_02.htm
Health Capsules (http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2008/February/docs/02capsules.htm)
- Brain Injuries and PTSD Risk
- Sealing Out Tooth Decay
- Featured Web Site: My Family Health Portrait
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National Institutes of Health
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