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More research to improve maternal health outcomes is needed.
January 06, 2022

By the numbers: Health disparities in pregnancy

Approximately 700 women die each year in the U.S. as a result of pregnancy-related complications. American Indian/Alaska Native women and African American women are 2...

Women's Health
Scientists found gene mutations in tumors from children with RMS, which may lead to new therapies for the disease.
January 04, 2022

New treatments possible for a rare childhood cancer

Thanks to new research, children with the rare childhood cancer rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS, may be able to receive more targeted treatment. Childhood RMS is a...

Cancer in Children
There are unique challenges in developing new cancer treatments for kids.
December 28, 2021

4 unique challenges of childhood cancer research

Treatments for several types of childhood cancer have improved over the past decades. For other types, progress has been limited. And many survivors of childhood...

Cancer in Children
Sleep apnea reduces the quality of sleep at night, causing daytime drowsiness.
December 23, 2021

Childhood sleep apnea linked to high blood pressure in teens

Children with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure in their teens, a new study has found. High blood pressure is...

Sleep Apnea
Survival rates for some types of childhood cancer have improved dramatically in recent decades.
December 21, 2021

Childhood cancer: By the numbers

Survival rates for most childhood cancers have improved in recent decades and improvement has been especially dramatic for a few types from 1975 to 2012: For acute...

Cancer in Children
Researchers are working to understand what causes preeclampsia, a condition whose symptoms include high blood pressure.
December 16, 2021

Preeclampsia: What you need to know

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-related disorder in which the mother's high blood pressure reduces the blood supply to the fetus. This means the fetus may...

Women's Health
Mavis Stephens, who lost two babies to preeclampsia complications, speaks out about the condition to help other women.
December 16, 2021

Mother spreads awareness after multiple preeclampsia diagnoses

When Mavis Stephens became pregnant with her first child in 1995, she expected a healthy pregnancy. She was young and active and had no reason to...

Pregnancy
The Children's Inn at NIH provides comfort for children with rare diseases and their families.
December 09, 2021

The Children's Inn at NIH gives families hope for more than 30 years

For children and young adults with rare diseases, The Children's Inn on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, is a...

Cancer in Children
Alcohol, chocolate, cheese, and yeast can trigger migraines.
December 07, 2021

Migraines: What you need to know

Migraines are more than just a headache. They can sometimes cause vomiting, exhaustion, irritability, and intense pain that can make it hard to do daily...

Migraine
Genetics Home Reference has info on 1,300-plus conditions.
December 02, 2021

Learn about your genes with MedlinePlus

Most of us know that traits like eye color, height, and even some of our behaviors are related to our genes. But do you know...

Genetics
NIH-supported research looks at how disparities negatively impact maternal health and care.
November 30, 2021

Reducing health disparities around pregnancy

Despite many medical advances and improvements in maternal health care, significant health disparities in the care of pregnant people still exist today. We talked with...

Pregnancy
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