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An NIH study showed that a diet high in fatty fish may lead to reductions in the number and severity of migraines.
November 25, 2021

Could eating fish help your migraines?

A diet high in fish fats and low in vegetable oils may help reduce the number and severity of migraines, according to a new study...

Migraine
Education and communication can empower people with migraines.
November 23, 2021

Helping friends and family understand migraines

Many people with migraines experience stigma. For example, others may not believe their migraine pain is real or that bad, and may treat them negatively...

Migraine
Some types of childhood cancer are much more treatable today, while others are still a challenge for researchers.
November 18, 2021

The youngest patients, the toughest battles

The survival rate for children diagnosed with cancer has risen from just 10% in the 1950s to nearly 85% today. That's one of the most striking...

Cancer in Children
Gestational diabetes can have a lasting impact on a woman's health and the health of her offspring.
November 16, 2021

NIH research may help predict gestational diabetes earlier in pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a disease that develops during pregnancy and affects how the body turns food into energy. In the U.S., about 6% to 9% of...

Pregnancy
Over time, Brianna Shevlin (bottom right) has learned to treat her migraines more effectively.
November 11, 2021

Not all headaches are the same

Brianna Shevlin, a 34-year-old educational reading specialist, has had migraines since she was in high school. "I don't think I realized what I was...

Migraine
Women can reduce the risk of pregnancy complications by following a healthy diet.
November 09, 2021

How to stay healthy during pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth. Early and regular prenatal care can help prevent complications and educate...

Pregnancy
Pregnant people may respond to vaccines differently at different points in pregnancy.
November 04, 2021

Updates on COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people

Andrea Edlow, M.D., is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. When COVID-19 hit, her lab began researching the immune response in vaccinated...

COVID-19
Practice makes perfect—along with the brief rests in between, according to new research.
November 02, 2021

Why short breaks help you learn

Taking short breaks can be just as important as practice in helping you master a new skill, according to a recent study from the National...

Learning
Clinical trials are critical to advancing cancer research.
October 28, 2021

The legacy of the National Cancer Act: 50 years later

In 1971, President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act as part of the War on Cancer. In honor of the act's 50th anniversary, Norman Sharpless,...

Cancer
In one migraine study, participants filled out a headache diary on their smartphone app.
October 26, 2021

Migraine studies look at impact of lifestyle changes

Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines. Much of this can be attributed to hormonal changes like pregnancy and menstruation. However,...

Migraine
Terrence and Terran following her treatment at the National Institutes of Health.
October 21, 2021

A clinical trial and your caring heart mean everything to Terran and her family

When Terran, 14, passed out in school, an ambulance took her to the hospital. Scans revealed two large blood clots in her lungs and a large...

Cancer in Children
Make sure to always check with your obstetrician or other health care provider to help you stay safe during your pregnancy.
October 19, 2021

Pregnant during COVID-19? Tips to stay safe

Pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared with nonpregnant people. Andrea Edlow, M.D., a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at...

COVID-19
Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.
October 14, 2021

Promoting healthy pregnancies

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is excited to work with the National Library of Medicine on NIH MedlinePlus magazine to...

Pregnancy
Scientists are researching new risk factors and causes of ovarian cancer, and new ways of treating it.
October 13, 2021

Could genetic screening help catch ovarian cancer earlier?

Scientists like Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., at the Center for Cancer Research and others at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are working hard...

Ovarian Cancer