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Cannabis and Heart Disease

Daily smoking may increase risk of heart attack, stroke.

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Bariatric Surgery

Procedure was more effective for glucose and type 2 diabetes control.

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Food Allergies

New treatment may provide added layer of protection for people with allergies.

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ME/CFS research

Scientists find brain, immune, and metabolic abnormalities linked to debilitating disease.

NIH at a Glance

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The NIH Director

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Labs at NIH

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Impact of NIH Research

NIH-supported research has had a major positive impact on nearly all of our lives.

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