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If you have eczema, petroleum jelly or thicker creams are good options for moisturizing your skin.
January 30, 2024

Eczema and the cold

Eczema: What is it? Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin dry, itchy, and inflamed. It can show...

Cold-Weather Wellness, Skin Conditions, Eczema
If you have a virus, be sure to stay away from others (especially if you're not wearing a mask).
January 23, 2024

Winter viruses

While a cold, flu, or COVID-19 can strike at any time, you’re more likely to pick up a virus in...

Cold-Weather Wellness

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,...

Allergy
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, former Director of NIAID.
January 31, 2023

Meet Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), served the American...

Meet the Director, HIV, Infectious Diseases

Currently, all children ages 12 and older are permitted to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
August 31, 2021

How to protect your family from COVID-19

Though most children and teenagers have had less severe cases of COVID-19 compared with adults, they can still get sick...

COVID-19 Vaccines
A diagram of the virus that causes COVID-19.
July 29, 2021

SARS-CoV-2: Up close

The genetic blueprint material for SARS-CoV-2 is called RNA (yellow spirals). The RNA contains information to specify the amino acids...

COVID-19

An antibody is a large, Y-shaped protein that helps protect us from future infection.
July 23, 2021

Your COVID-19 Glossary

Here's a list of health terms to help you navigate the latest COVID-19 research and updates. Efficacy: How well...

COVID-19
Severe multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which can happen as a result of COVID-19, may affect a child’s heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain.
July 21, 2021

Antibodies offer clues about severe COVID-19 cases in children, adults

The majority of children who get COVID-19 have mild disease. But a small percentage develop a serious complication called severe...

COVID-19

Treatments are important for helping to ease symptoms and potentially preventing the spread of disease.
July 16, 2021

The latest in NIH COVID-19 treatment research

Though the COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in stopping the spread of the virus, treatments are still essential to...

COVID-19
In the lab of National Institutes of Health-supported researcher Jason McLellan, Ph.D., whose work at the University of Texas-Austin supported COVID-19 vaccine development.
July 14, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

Vaccines work by teaching your body's immune system to recognize and fight back against germs, such as a virus,...

COVID-19

Personal Story

Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S.
July 12, 2021

What is it like to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial?

Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S., has spent much of his life thinking about infectious diseases. He is a research...

Vaccines, Meet the Researcher, Personal Story, Children and Teenagers, Men, Seniors, Women
Marty Katz battled a C-diff infection in April 2017.
January 25, 2018

Battling C. difficile: Don’t delay

When Marty Katz returned from a vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in April 2017, he didn't feel well. He had...

Antibiotic Resistance, Personal Story