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NHLBI Request for Information(RFI): Collaborative Translational Research Consortium to Develop T4 Translation of Evidence-based Interventions (NOT-HL-14-028) External Exit Disclaimer
Released July 2, 2014


Dr. Alex Blum formerly at OBSSR authors new study on the Impact of Socioeconomic Status Measures on Hospital Profiling in New York City External Exit Disclaimer
May 13, 2014


Change in Leadership of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
April 11, 2014


The Health Consequences of Smoking - 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General
January, 2014

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July 20 - 25, 2014
2014 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
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NIH study shows people with serious mental illnesses can lose weight

March 21, 2013

People with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression can lose weight and keep it off through a modified lifestyle intervention program, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) -- funded study reported online today in The New England Journal of Medicine.Continue >>




Coordinated care can address disabled adults' high rates of emergency department use

January 7, 2013

Working-age adults with disabilities account for a disproportionately high amount of annual emergency department visitors, reports a comparison study from National Institutes of Health researchers. As emergency department care may not be the best to address non-urgent concerns and is higher in cost, finding a way to decrease these visits is of interest to many stakeholders. Continue >>




Leisure Time Physical Activity of Moderate to Vigorous Intensity and Mortality: A Large Pooled Cohort Analysis

November 7, 2012

Leisure time physical activity reduces the risk of premature mortality, but the years of life expectancy gained at different levels remains unclear. Our objective was to determine the years of life gained after age 40 associated with various levels of physical activity, both overall and according to body mass index (BMI) groups, in a large pooled analysis. Continue >>




NIH/OBSSR videos featured on NIH Clinical Trials's Personal Stories page

October 23, 2012

NIH OBSSR's video conversations with behavior and social scientists have been featured on the NIH Clinical Trials page.. Continue >>




Genetics May Guide Ways to Quit Smoking

June 25, 2012

A new study shows that genetic information can help predict whether medications will be likely to help a person quit smoking. Continue >>




NIH-funded study examines use of mobile technology to improve diet and activity behavior

Multiple Behavior Changes in Diet and Activity (Read Article - PDF 361KB)
May 28, 2012

Background: Many patients exhibit multiple chronic disease risk behaviors. Research provides little information about advice that can maximize simultaneous health behavior changes. Continue >>




NIH-led study finds genetic test results do not trigger increased use of health services

Medical experts feared personal genetic test results might drive overuse of expensive medical care
May 17, 2012

People have increasing opportunities to participate in genetic testing that can indicate their range of risk for developing a disease. Receiving these results does not appreciably drive up or diminish test recipients' demand for potentially costly follow-up health services, according to a study performed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and colleagues at other institutions. Continue >>




Bilingual children switch tasks faster than speakers of a single language

Bilinguals slower to build vocabulary but better at multitasking
April 3, 2012

Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. However, the study also found that bilinguals are slower to acquire vocabulary than are monolinguals, because bilinguals must divide their time between two languages while monolinguals focus on only one. Continue >>




Weight loss and increased fitness slow decline of mobility in adults

NIH-funded research could lead to lower health care costs for adults with type 2 diabetes
March 28, 2012

Weight loss and increased physical fitness nearly halved the risk of losing mobility in overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes, according to four-year results from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The results are published in the March 29, 2012, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.Continue >>




NIH study finds interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes give good return on investment

March 22, 2012

Programs to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in high-risk adults would result in fewer people developing diabetes and lower health care costs over time, researchers conclude in a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Prevention programs that apply interventions tested in the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial would also improve quality of life for people who would otherwise develop type 2 diabetes. The analysis of costs and outcomes in the DPP and its follow-up study is published in the April 2012 issue of Diabetes Care and online March 22 at http://diabetes.org/diabetescare.Continue >>




NIH brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse

Infants' faces evoke species-specific patterns of brain activity in adults
March 16, 2012

Distinct patterns of activity - which may indicate a predisposition to care for infants - appear in the brains of adults who view an image of an infant face - even when the child is not theirs, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in Germany, Italy, and Japan.Continue >>




2011

Switching neighborhoods may improve health
November 7, 2011

COMNet teams publish a Series on the global obesity in The Lancet
August 27, 2011



2010

Trials use technology to help young adults achieve healthy weights
November 29, 2010

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