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 A Mediterranean-style diet, which includes nuts, vegetables, and fish, may help slow brain function decline.
September 16, 2020

Diets rich in fish and vegetables may boost your brain power

Kale and salmon, anyone? The foods you choose for meals and snacks may help you build a stronger body and...

Diets
For older adults, irregular sleep could lead to health problems like heart disease.
September 10, 2020

Bad sleep patterns could up the risk of heart disease in older adults

Getting different amounts of sleep each night or sleeping during the day instead of at night is called irregular sleep or...

Healthy Sleep
Women who have been pregnant or breastfed their babies may have a lower risk of early menopause.
September 08, 2020

Breastfeeding and pregnancy could lower risk of early menopause

Breastfeeding can offer many health benefits for women and their babies. Now there's another potential one. A recent study...

Pregnancy
Taylor Twellman's foundation, ThinkTaylor, educates kids about concussions.
September 01, 2020

Taylor Twellman encourages 4 million kids to sign concussion pledge

In 2008, Taylor Twellman was among the best players in U.S. Major League Soccer for the New England Revolution. But...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Sjögren's syndrome, which can cause dryness in the eyes and mouth, may be caused by both genetic and environmental factors.
August 27, 2020

Sjögren’s syndrome: What you need to know

Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that often damages the glands that make tears and saliva, or spit. It...

Sjögren's syndrome
The support of loved ones is important in recovery from alcohol use disorder.
August 25, 2020

Tips for supporting loved ones with alcohol use disorders

The support of friends and family is important in the journey to recovery from alcohol use disorder (AUD). The National...

Alcohol Use Disorder
A scan of a human brain showing effects from an ischemic stroke.
August 20, 2020

Brain imaging, telehealth studies promise better stroke prevention and recovery

  Clinton B. Wright, M.D., M.S. Stroke research is a priority for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

Stroke
Joan Manny suffered for years before she was diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome and now supports others with the condition.
August 18, 2020

Thriving with Sjögren’s syndrome

For decades, 79-year-old Joan Manny of Brookeville, Maryland, suffered from a variety of seemingly unconnected symptoms. In her teens and 2...

Sjögren's syndrome
There is help—and hope—for people who struggle with drinking.
August 13, 2020

Confronting alcohol use disorder and misconceptions as a woman

Forty-one-year-old Christine* started experimenting with alcohol in her early teens. The first time she tried it, she blacked out and...

Alcohol Use Disorder
NIH clinical trial participant Curtis Minor has his blood pressure taken by Miriam Baird, R.N.
August 11, 2020

Is a clinical trial right for you?

Do you take a statin for high cholesterol? Does ibuprofen help you with aches and pains? These medicines were once...

Clinical Trials
A traumatic brain injury happens after a blow to the head, which can damage brain cells.
August 06, 2020

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. This can cause the brain...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Of four tested treatments, hydrogen peroxide was the most effective at decontaminating N95 masks for potential reuse.
August 04, 2020

Early research tests N95 mask reuse for COVID-19

Health care workers wear N95 respirator masks to keep themselves safe while caring for people with infectious diseases such as...

Infectious Diseases, COVID-19
Vaccines help your body fight off infections.
July 30, 2020

Back to school health: Vaccination checklist

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which brings attention to the value of protecting yourself and your family from vaccine-preventable...

Immunization
Better training for emergency medical responders may increase the survival rate of patients with severe head injury.
July 23, 2020

3 studies point the way to better treatment for traumatic brain injury

The National Institutes of Health supports studies that look for better ways to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Here...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Understanding the symptoms and risk factors for stroke can help improve outcomes and may prevent stroke.
July 21, 2020

Stroke: What you need to know

A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to the brain. A person's brain cells start to die within a...

Stroke
Alcohol use disorder is a common but serious condition that affects how the brain functions.
July 16, 2020

Why alcohol-use research is more important than ever

  George Koob, Ph.D. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects roughly 15 million people in the U.S. People with the...

Alcohol Use Disorder
Dry mouth, a symptom of Sjögren's syndrome, can put you at risk for tooth decay.
July 14, 2020

5 common questions about dry mouth

Dry mouth is a common symptom of Sjögren's syndrome, as well as other diseases like diabetes and HIV/AIDS....

Sjögren's syndrome
Nora Volkow, M.D., is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
July 09, 2020

Teen vaping research is a priority as marijuana and nicotine use surge

Vaping has led to a dramatic rise in nicotine and marijuana use among young people in recent years. Marijuana vaping...

Vaping
Research supported by NIH is showing new ways to diagnose and treat concussions in children.
July 07, 2020

How concussions affect kids and teens

  Christina Master, M.D. Concussions among professional athletes have been covered widely in the media. But Christina Master, M...

Traumatic Brain Injury
For children and teens, getting treatment within seven days after a concussion can make a big difference in recovery.
June 30, 2020

5 things parents should know about concussions

Brain injury specialist and National Institutes of Health-funded researcher Christina Master, M.D., says new research is changing what we...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Stroke survivor Gregory Symko, D.C., demonstrates a tool that helps patients improve their balance and coordination.
June 25, 2020

A personal approach to stroke treatment

Gregory Symko, D.C., is a chiropractor who specializes in helping people with brain issues related to stroke. He helps...

Stroke
Blake Warner, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., conducts research on salivary disorders, focusing on Sjögren's syndrome.
June 23, 2020

Sjögren’s research explores genetic link to dry mouth, other saliva issues

Blake Warner, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., studies disorders that affect our salivary glands, including Sjögren's...

Sjögren's syndrome