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NICHD supports and conducts research to help save lives and promote wellbeing.
January 06, 2023

60 years of innovation: NICHD research through the years

Since 1962, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has helped save lives and improve...

Migraine is a leading cause of disability in the United States.
January 05, 2023

When migraine turns chronic

Migraine is a leading cause of disability in the United States. For a subset of people who have it, migraine...

David L. Nash works as the National Library of Medicine’s Education and Outreach Liaison.
January 03, 2023

David L. Nash advocates for early detection after living with colon cancer

When David L. Nash isn’t sharing stories about his time as a Harlem Globetrotter or serving as the Education and...

Colorectal Cancer
Best-selling author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi has battled colorectal cancer.
December 20, 2022

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi advocates vigilance after experiencing colorectal cancer

Author and historian Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., has won many accolades. His book How to Be an Antiracist reached #1...

Colorectal Cancer
A diagram of the digestive system, including the colon, rectum, and anus.
December 14, 2022

Calling out colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States, with 151,030 new...

Cancer, Colorectal Cancer
Kristin Chenoweth
November 10, 2022

Kristin Chenoweth wants to put migraine awareness center stage

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth has thrilled audiences around the globe for decades. The Tony Award winner is perhaps best...

NIBIB Director Bruce J. Tromberg demonstrates a COVID-19 antigen test to a group of U.S. Senators on the NIH campus in Bethesda. The test was developed with support from NIH RADx Tech/ATP.
October 26, 2022

Meet the Director: Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., has been the Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) since...

Meet the Director
We don’t know how the brain sets boundaries between memories, but researchers are getting closer to an answer.
October 19, 2022

The brain and memory: Understanding how the brain thinks

Time flows continuously, so why do we remember events in chunks of time? Where does our brain determine when different...

Use NIA’s resources to spread the word about the harmful effects of social isolation and loneliness and to share strategies for staying connected.
September 30, 2022

Stay connected: Tips from the National Institute on Aging for combating social isolation and loneliness

Have you ever felt lonely in a busy supermarket or a crowded party? While we all feel lonely sometimes, social...

Healthy Aging
Prioritize your health with tips from the National Institute on Aging.
September 30, 2022

Live long, be well: Science-based tips for healthy aging

It’s a time to celebrate getting older, but caring for your body, mind, mental health, and relationships has health benefits...

Healthy Aging
Common migraine triggers include stress, hormones, some food and drink, and lack of sleep.
September 28, 2022

10 common migraine triggers and how to cope with them

If you live with migraine, one of the best things that you can do is identify your personal triggers. You can’t...

Anyone can have migraine, including children. Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraine.
September 27, 2022

Migraine: What you need to know

Migraine is a neurological condition (meaning that it’s a disease of the nervous system) that is associated with severe headaches...

Mosquitoes use a combination of chemical and physical cues to sniff out their hosts.
September 26, 2022

How mosquitoes tell the difference between animal and human hosts (and why it matters)

Summertime means barbecues, pool days, and mosquitoes. Warm weather plus high humidity creates the perfect conditions for mosquitoes to thrive....

NIH Research
NEI Director Dr. Michael Chiang and Dr. M. Teresa Magone, chief of the NEI Consult Clinic.
September 23, 2022

Meet the Director: Dr. Michael Chiang, National Eye Institute

National Eye Institute (NEI) Director Michael F. Chiang, M.D., started his position during a strange time: In November 2020, protests...

Meet the Director