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About Clinical Trials: Information from the National Cancer Institute

Clinical trials are studies, managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercial businesses. They develop and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases.

Acid Reflux (GERD) Risk Assessment

Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.

Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

AFLP is a rare, but serious, liver problem in pregnancy. With AFLP the liver cells have too much fat, which can damage the liver.

Adult BMI Calculator

Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

Alcohol and Pregnancy

Alcohol consumption by the mother is a leading cause of preventable birth defects in the fetus. In addition, the risk for miscarriage and stillbirth increases with alcohol consumption.

Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)

Alpha-fetoprotein screening is a blood test that measures the level of AFP in the mothers’ blood. Abnormal levels may indicate certain problems with the fetus.