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December 24, 2020

How we remember may come down to unique firing patterns in our brains

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's largest research hospital, have discovered more clues about how our...

Memory
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in women, after skin cancer.
December 22, 2020

Breast cancer: What you need to know

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the U.S. and is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in women,...

Breast Cancer
In this image of human cells, the bright dots show ANA, a type of antibody.
December 15, 2020

Autoimmunity in adolescents tripled in recent decades

Autoimmunity, which is when the immune system attacks the body instead of protecting it against disease, appears to be rising in the U...

Autoimmune Disorders
For women with high-risk breast cancer, physical activity is linked to longer survival and a lower risk of their cancer returning.
December 10, 2020

NIH breast cancer research roundup

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) helps fund thousands of studies nationwide to better understand and treat breast cancer, which will affect one out...

Breast Cancer
Researcher Eric Garland, Ph.D., LCSW, practices mindfulness with patients.
December 08, 2020

From opioids to mindfulness: A new approach to chronic pain

Twenty-six years. That's how long Eric Garland, Ph.D., LCSW, has practiced mindfulness, a complementary health practice that includes focused attention, acceptance...

Pain Management
Researchers followed more than 4,000 African American men and women over 15 years.
December 01, 2020

African Americans can significantly cut stroke risk by quitting smoking

African Americans are already almost twice as likely as whites to die from stroke. Now, new research finds that African Americans who smoke...

Stroke
Providing resources to opioid overdose patients in the ER can help reduce the risk of death by overdose or suicide.
November 26, 2020

ER visits for drug overdose may raise risk of later death

People treated in the emergency room (ER) for an opioid overdose are 100 times more likely to die by drug overdose within a year...

Opioid Overdose
Complementary health treatments need to be safe for you and performed correctly.
November 19, 2020

Could a complementary health treatment help you?

Looking to add a complementary health treatment—like yoga or meditation—to your pain management approach? Before you dive in, make sure to check with...

Pain Management
Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development are focusing on disparities in maternal health in the U.S.
November 17, 2020

The new role of artificial intelligence in NIH pregnancy research

Pregnancy can be an exciting experience for many women. But it also can be difficult and confusing, especially for women with a high-risk...

Pregnancy
Ashli Brown with her husband and daughter.
November 12, 2020

Diagnosed when pregnant: A young mom’s breast cancer story

Ashli Brown of Chicago was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 at age 29, when she was six months pregnant. I was about 24 weeks pregnant...

Breast Cancer
Worta McCaskill-Stevens, M.D., M.S., studies breast cancer's impact on diverse populations.
November 10, 2020

Improving outcomes for African American women with breast cancer

Worta McCaskill-Stevens, M.D., M.S., has spent much of her career advancing research that supports women with breast cancer, and the inclusion...

Breast Cancer
Researchers are studying how social influence around vaping affects teens.
November 05, 2020

Under the influence: NIH research shows teen vaping, social pressure on the rise

Vapes. E-cigarettes. E-hookahs. Mods. Vaporizer devices all have the same purpose: to heat liquids containing nicotine or marijuana that people can inhale or...

Vaping
Alise and Mike Crutchman with their son, Connor. Alise and Mike remained dedicated to starting a family after their losses.
November 03, 2020

Opening up about pregnancy and loss

Alise Crutchman had been trying to get pregnant for a few months when she finally conceived in 2017. For Alise and her husband, Mike,...

High-Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy
Cheryll Plunkett, middle, with her daughter, son, and husband.
October 29, 2020

Cheryll Plunkett never stops fighting

Cheryll Plunkett of Medway, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2015. I was diagnosed in 2002, 13 months after my...

Breast Cancer