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Allergens in cats’ saliva can trigger symptoms in people who are allergic.
December 05, 2023

Sneezing less with CATNIP

Cat allergies affect millions of Americans. They bring a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including stuffy noses, sneezing, scratchy throats, watery, itchy eyes, and itchy rashes....

Finding the right medication can take time.
November 28, 2023

What medications are used to treat ADHD?

If you or your child has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might be curious about medications for treating its symptoms. ADHD medications work best when...

An NIH-funded training program uses a driving simulator and eye-tracking technology to help teens with ADHD become safer drivers.
November 21, 2023

Exploring ADHD…with science!

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects millions of people worldwide. We know more about ADHD than we used to, but there’s still a lot left to...

NIH Research, ADHD
ADHD can cause challenges with attention, focus, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
November 14, 2023

Understanding ADHD: What you need to know

Everyone has trouble sitting still or staying focused from time to time. But for people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), these challenges are part of...

Sister Study participants’ data generated hundreds of research papers, and researchers are still finding new discoveries.
November 07, 2023

6 findings from the Sister Study you should know

Since 2003, the still ongoing Sister Study has followed more than 50,000 women from all 50 states and Puerto Rico to find causes of breast cancer. The study...

Breast Cancer
Sister Study recruiters    : (front row, left to right) Catherine Andrews, Carrissa Dixon, and Mary Quezada; (back row, left to right) Lourdes Suárez and Sara Williams.
November 02, 2023

Voices of the Sister Study

For 20 years, the Sister Study has partnered with more than 50,000 women across the United States to learn about breast cancer risks. The participants are women...

Breast Cancer, Environmental Health
Because their eyes have similar structures to ours, geckos (like this Antilles gecko) are useful models for studying vision in humans.
October 25, 2023

Big lessons from small creatures

For centuries, scientists have used small animal models to study everything from how genes work to how diseases develop. And these pint-sized creatures continue to...

NIH Research, Rare Diseases, Eye Disease
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common types of mental illness.
October 10, 2023

Anxiety: What you need to know

Anxiety is a natural part of life, and most of us experience it at some point. You might feel nervous, jittery, or on edge before...

Anxiety, Mental Health
All anxiety disorders involve excessive fear or worry that disrupts daily life.
October 04, 2023

4 types of common anxiety disorders

While anxiety disorders vary based on symptoms and triggers, they can all interfere with daily activities. Understanding the different types can help people recognize their...

Researchers are trying to find new ways to diagnose endometriosis. Currently, surgery is the only definitive way.
September 28, 2023

Endometriosis under a microscope

Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of your uterus grow in other areas of your body. Some places they can grow are on or...

Endometriosis, Women's Health
Extreme lower abdomen pain, bloating, and nausea are some common symptoms of endometriosis.
September 26, 2023

Endometriosis: What you need to know

The uterus, or womb, is where a fetus grows in a person's body when they are pregnant. The uterus is lined with tissue known...

Antidepressants can help treat depression, anxiety, and other conditions.
September 21, 2023

Commonly prescribed antidepressants and how they work

Antidepressants are among the most searched-for medications online. But there is a lot of information out there to sift through. We've pulled together some...

Antidepressants, Mental Health
Emerging research is helping health care providers find the best treatments to relieve menopausal symptoms and improve the experience of aging.
September 12, 2023

What we know—and still don’t know—about menopause

If you menstruate (have periods), menopause is when your menstrual cycle ends for 12 consecutive months. Aside from the reproductive system, menopause also affects heart and...

Menopause, Women's Health
Hot flashes and heart palpitations are possible symptoms of menopause.
September 07, 2023

Menopause: What you need to know

If you menstruate (have periods), menopause is when your menstrual cycle ends for 12 consecutive months. It is a natural stage of life that happens because...

Menopause, Women's Health