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March 2, 2015
Director's Comments: Type 1 Diabetes Reduces Life Expectancy
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Type 1 Diabetes Reduces Life Expectancy. The transcript is also available.

The comparative life expectancy of men and women with Type 1 diabetes is more than a decade less than adults without the disease, finds a comprehensive study from Scotland recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


March 2, 2015
March Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
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The March issue of NIH News in Health is now available.

Featured stories include "Be a Partner in Clinical Research: Help Others, Help Yourself" and "Better Check Your Bowels: Screening for Colon and Rectal Cancer". Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.


February 23, 2015
Director's Comments: After Ebola: Curbing Infectious Diseases
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An insightful plan to reduce the severity of global infectious disease outbreaks recently was outlined in an editorial published in Science.


February 17, 2015
Director's Comments: Use of Short Term Radiation Therapy
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Short term radiation treatment (following breast cancer lumpectomies) is increasing for women but most patients receive post-surgical radiation that may be twice as long as necessary, finds a comprehensive study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.