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In one migraine study, participants filled out a headache diary on their smartphone app.
October 26, 2021

Migraine studies look at impact of lifestyle changes

Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines. Much of this can be attributed to hormonal changes like pregnancy and menstruation. However,...

Migraine
Terrence and Terran following her treatment at the National Institutes of Health.
October 21, 2021

A clinical trial and your caring heart mean everything to Terran and her family

When Terran, 14, passed out in school, an ambulance took her to the hospital. Scans revealed two large blood clots in her lungs and a large...

Cancer in Children
Make sure to always check with your obstetrician or other health care provider to help you stay safe during your pregnancy.
October 19, 2021

Pregnant during COVID-19? Tips to stay safe

Pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared with nonpregnant people. Andrea Edlow, M.D., a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at...

COVID-19
Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.
October 14, 2021

Promoting healthy pregnancies

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is excited to work with the National Library of Medicine on NIH MedlinePlus magazine to...

Pregnancy
Allyson Felix after winning the 400-meter Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo.
October 14, 2021

Allyson Felix is a champion for maternal health

Rigorous training and preparation has helped Allyson Felix win 11 Olympic medals, two of which she won this past summer at the Tokyo Olympics. She now...

Pregnancy
Scientists are researching new risk factors and causes of ovarian cancer, and new ways of treating it.
October 13, 2021

Could genetic screening help catch ovarian cancer earlier?

Scientists like Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., at the Center for Cancer Research and others at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are working hard...

Ovarian Cancer
October 12, 2021

By the numbers: Ovarian cancer

Up to 25% of ovarian cancers result from inherited mutations in certain genes. Using birth control pills for five or more years has been associated with...

Ovarian Cancer
Micrograph of a mucinous ovarian tumor.
October 08, 2021

3 types of ovarian cancer, explained

All ovarian cancers involve one or both ovaries, or in the nearby tissue that covers organs in the abdomen (belly area). There are three types...

Ovarian Cancer
MedlinePlus medical test articles explain what to expect before, during, and after testing.
October 07, 2021

275-plus medical tests explained: From ADHD to Zika

Have you ever wondered why your doctor or your child's doctor ordered a certain blood test? Are you curious about what your blood pressure...

Laboratory Testing
Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., is a researcher with the National Cancer Institute.
October 05, 2021

Ovarian cancer immunotherapies show promise

Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., has dedicated most of her career to studying ovarian cancer with the aim of discovering new treatments for women....

Ovarian Cancer
Miho Tanaka, M.D., specializes in youth  injury prevention.
September 30, 2021

Sports injury? Finding a specialist can improve recovery

Many children and young athletes rival grown-ups with their skill and strength in the sports they play competitively. That makes it easy to forget how...

Kids Sports Injuries
September 21, 2021

How to support kids with juvenile arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) can be difficult for children to live with. That's why it is important for parents and guardians to learn about...

Juvenile Arthritis
September 20, 2021

Fast facts about hypothyroidism

Nearly 5% of Americans over the age of 12 have hypothyroidism. It is most common in women. Hashimoto's disease is a common cause of hypothyroidism. When...

Hypothyroidism
September 16, 2021

Hypothyroidism vs. hyperthyroidism: What’s the difference?

Hypothyroidism (or underactive thyroid) When your thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormone May cause weight gain, constipation, slowed heart rate, dry skin and...

Hypothyroidism