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September 12, 2019

New maps feature makes drug disposal easier and safer

If you have unused or expired prescriptions, where should you get rid of them? Look to your phone or other mobile device. A...

Opioid Abuse and Addiction
September 02, 2019

Brain ripples could hold clues to memory

You're trying to remember a word. You're thinking, thinking … and suddenly, it pops into your head. NIH researchers wanted to...

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., has studied alopecia for decades.
August 29, 2019

Close to home: NIH researcher and alopecia patient seeks a cure

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., is not a typical researcher. Dr. Christiano studies a hair loss disease called alopecia areata. She also has it. ...

Alopecia Areata
Brittney Hammond helps lift up others through cheerleading and sharing her alopecia areata story on her YouTube channel.
August 28, 2019

"It doesn’t define you": Living with alopecia areata

Brittney Hammond was 8 years old when her hair started falling out. Her cousin was the first one to see the bald, coin-size patches...

Alopecia Areata
August 27, 2019

5 tips for living with alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is a difficult disease to cope with, but there are ways for people to feel better. The condition causes your hair...

Alopecia Areata
August 26, 2019

Tips for setting screen time limits

Feel like your screen time may be eating into family time? Here are tips for setting screen time limits. Make family time a no-screen...

Screen Time
August 26, 2019

Notes from the field: What we know about screen time so far

NIH's Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study wants to know what—if any—impact screen time, among many other factors, has on children's...

Screen Time
August 26, 2019

What is all that screen time doing to your child’s brain?

Here's a surefire conversation starter: Tell a group of parents that you're studying whether too much screen time affects the brain...

Screen Time
August 21, 2019

Just 30 minutes of daily exercise can help correct a day of sitting

Americans spend a lot of time sitting—at their desk, in the car, and on the couch. This can take a toll on their...

August 21, 2019

From virus to vaccine: Studying measles immunity

The measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine is one of the most effective around. It is 97% effective against the viruses when two doses are...

August 21, 2019

Removing stigma

Actress Mädchen Amick stars in the CW TV series "Riverdale." While she's best known as a star of the hit series...

Bipolar Disorder
August 20, 2019

Irregular sleep schedules can lead to bigger health issues

There's bad news for those of us who have inconsistent sleep schedules, such as sleeping too little during the week and then...

Healthy Sleep
August 20, 2019

What is community immunity?

In 2000, measles had all but stopped spreading in the U.S. That's because vaccination rates were high enough to keep people from...

August 19, 2019

Measles: What you need to know

Measles is a highly contagious disease, meaning it spreads easily. The trademark symptom is a blotchy, red rash. Measles is so contagious that...