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Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard

During the winter, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of hypothermia. Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in body temperature that may lead to many health problems, such as a heart attack, kidney problems, liver damage, or worse. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some tips to help lessen some of the dangers.

Blog post - tune in to NIA Council webcast January 28

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The Advisory Council of the National Institute on Aging meets on January 28. Watch online from 8:00 AM to about 1:15 PM EST.

Blog post - what does it mean when a Program Announcement expires?

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"NIA funding announcements come with an expiration date," writes Dr. John Haaga in a new blog post. Dr. Haaga, deputy director of the NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research, explains what happens when a Program Announcement expires, covering questions such as:

HHS/NIH proposed changes for registering, reporting clinical trial information

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which proposes regulations to implement reporting requirements for clinical trials that are subject to Title VIII of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA). The proposed rule clarifies requirements to clinical researchers for registering clinical trials and submitting summary trial results information to ClinicalTrials.gov, a publicly accessible database operated by the National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Renewed NIH centers focus on translation of aging research

Researchers receiving funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) will seek ways to improve cognition, decision making, mobility and independence of older people. The awards, announced today, renew funds for 11 Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology, and the designation of two new centers. The centers have been innovative models for moving promising social and behavioral research findings out of the laboratory and into programs and practices that can be applied every day to improve the health and well-being of older people.

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