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Pollen allergy symptoms include coughing, sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, and itchy, watery eyes.
May 21, 2024

What triggers seasonal allergies?

Ah, spring! It's the time of year when the cold goes away, sunshine warms your skin, trees and flowers blossom, and…your nose starts running,...

Allergy
Try to drink about eight glasses of fluids every day.
May 07, 2024

H20 for healthy aging

Water is essential for just about every function in our bodies, from keeping our organs working properly to regulating our body temperature. Losing more water...

NIH Research, Healthy Aging, Nutrition
Glaucoma can make it seem like you’re looking through a tunnel.
May 02, 2024

Glaucoma: What you need to know

Glaucoma is the name for a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve in the eye. Glaucoma usually happens when the fluid pressure...

Eye Care, Eye Disease, Glaucoma
If you have any of these symptoms, be sure to check with your eye care professional.
April 30, 2024

Not seeing clearly? Cataracts might be the problem

Like a camera, your eyes rely on a lens—the clear part of the eye that helps focus light on the retina. A cataract is a...

Cataract, Eye Care, Eye Disease
People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day. One way to do this is with an insulin pen injection.
April 23, 2024

Type 1 diabetes: What you need to know

More than 37 million Americans have diabetes, which causes high blood sugar. Normally, your body produces insulin, a hormone that helps regulate levels of blood glucose...

Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes
Working alongside someone with ADHD can help them stay focused and motivated while completing tasks. 
April 04, 2024

ADHD support toolkit

If someone in your life has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), here are some ways you can offer your support.  Do: Educate yourself. NIH has...

ADHD
ADHD affects children, teenagers, and adults.
April 02, 2024

ADHD across the lifespan: What it looks like in children and teens

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects the brain's ability to focus and control impulses and is one of the most common mental disorders that children...

ADHD
ADHD can affect people of all ages, including adults.
April 02, 2024

ADHD across the lifespan: What it looks like in adults

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition (a condition that affects how the brain develops and works). ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood, but...

ADHD
Exposure to loud noise over a long time can have harmful consequences for your health.
March 28, 2024

Too loud and too bright!

Noise pollution Every day you are surrounded by sounds from your environment, including the TV, radio, appliances, and traffic. Noise pollution is unwanted or bothersome...

Environmental Health
People living in major cities are likely to experience higher temperatures due to the urban heat island effect.
March 26, 2024

Hotter days put human health at risk

Extreme heat and unpredictable weather patterns are big news around the world. But did you know that climate change is not just a concern for...

Environmental Health
People living in communities where the air is more polluted can face increased health risks.
March 21, 2024

Researchers are exposing troubling consequences of air pollution

The air we breathe can sometimes contain tiny particles called particulate matter (PM). These particles come in different shapes and sizes and are made up...

Air Pollution, Environmental Health
Air pollution comes from many different sources.
March 19, 2024

What are the health costs of air pollution, and what can we do about it?

Have you ever noticed the hazy smog that hangs over cities or the lingering smell of exhaust fumes from traffic? These are just a few...

Air Pollution, Environmental Health
Be careful when drinking hot liquids or getting cozy around a fire.
March 05, 2024

When getting warm goes wrong: How to prevent and treat burns

There’s nothing quite like a hot cup of cocoa or a slow-cooked meal to soothe the soul on a chilly winter’s day. But a simple...

Burns
NIH-supported research is improving our understanding of blood clots and clotting disorders.
February 29, 2024

How researchers at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute are unblocking the science of blood clots

Blood clots can form when substances in the blood clump together. While this is a normal part of the healing process, sometimes they form without...

Blood Clots, NIH Research