Latest Institute of Medicine Stories
New research has found that the US government and schools have made mixed progress to comprehensively address food and beverage marketing practices that put young people's health at risk.
The pain suffered by older adults is the shared focus of the two newest entries in The Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) From Publication to Practice series.
Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, report that infants as young as 6-months of age who have been introduced to starchy table foods have a greater preference for salt than do infants not yet eating these foods.
The National Institutes of Health has suspended all new grants for research on chimpanzees after a panel of independent experts’ nine-month deliberation found that most medical experiments on man’s closest primate relative were unwarranted.
Given that chimpanzees are so closely related to humans and share similar behavioral traits, the National Institutes of Health should allow their use as subjects in biomedical research only under stringent conditions, including the absence of any other suitable model and inability to ethically perform the research on people, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.
A new Institute of Medicine report specifies the types of research that the Food and Drug Administration should require before allowing tobacco companies to sell or advertise 'modified risk' tobacco products as being capable of reducing the health risks of tobacco use.
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