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NIH-supported researchers are testing a wearable blood pressure monitor. They hope to develop a wireless version, like the one seen here, soon.
January 14, 2019

A wearable blood pressure monitor may be in our future

More and more consumers are using health monitors they can wear. These wearables make it easier for patients to track...

Blood Pressure
January 14, 2019

Restoring beneficial gut bacteria in cancer patients

Could our own bacteria be helpful in cancer treatment? Maybe, say researchers sponsored in part by the National Institute of...


January 14, 2019

High blood sugar during pregnancy increases chances of mother’s type 2 diabetes, child’s obesity

A mother's health during pregnancy can have a lasting impact on both her health and that of her child. ...

September 14, 2018

Keeping teens safe behind the wheel

A Recent NIH study found teens were more likely than older drivers to crash within the first three months of...

Teen Health

September 14, 2018

Bad sleeping patterns early in life may be linked to future health problems

Could adolescents who don’t get enough sleep be setting the stage for heart-related health risks later in life?...

Healthy Sleep
The trial is one of the first large-scale studies aiming to personalize cancer treatment.
September 14, 2018

Most women with early-stage breast cancer don’t need chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is one of the cornerstones of modern day cancer treatment. But in some cases, it may not be essential...

Breast Cancer

September 14, 2018

NIH studies explore intersection of art, music, and health

Though funding opportunities supported by NIH and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of Sound Health were...

Palliative Care, Healthy Aging, Child Development, Sound Health
3D print of influenza virus. The virus surface (yellow) is covered with proteins called hemagglutinin (blue) and neuraminidase (red) that enable the virus to enter and infect human cells.
July 13, 2018

Study offers clues for improving seasonal flu vaccine

The 2017-2018 flu season was rougher than most. During peak flu activity in February, more than 10 percent of deaths in...

Flu Shot

July 12, 2018

Extending cancer survival in young patients

Early results from a clinical trial show that a new drug may extend survival for cancer patients with a specific...

Researchers at NIH and around the country are working to improve prosthetic limbs for patients.
July 12, 2018

Bringing prosthetic hands to life

NIH is improving prosthetic, or artificial, limbs so that they can work better and feel more natural to patients. Using...

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