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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
Participants were part of a larger study on social and emotional development.
July 19, 2021

Pandemic fear: Young adults with past childhood anxiety at greater risk

Could a child's personality hold clues to how well they will handle stressful events as a young adult? A...

COVID-19

July 02, 2021

Children and the pandemic: NIH explores mental health impact on American youth

COVID-19 has likely had some mental health impact on most of us, especially children and adolescents. The National Institutes of...

Mental Health
NIDDK’s Joseph Courtney, Ph.D., who worked with Dr. Bax on the study, breathes into a sealed box while wearing a mask.
June 30, 2021

New study finds another good reason to wear a mask

We know that when we wear a face mask, we protect ourselves and others from the virus that causes COVID-19....

COVID-19

Kidneys, which are located under the rib cage, play a vital role in removing waste and toxins from the body.
April 13, 2021

Study shows kidney transplants between people with HIV is safe

A growing number of people with HIV have end-stage kidney disease. They're also nearly three times more likely to...

Kidney Transplant
Opioids, like fentanyl and oxycodone, are often prescribed for severe pain and can be highly addictive.
March 16, 2021

NIH study links opioids to pregnancy loss

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that women who use opioids while trying to conceive...

Opioids, Pregnancy

Once the body fights off a virus, like a cold, it retains some disease-fighting cells.
February 11, 2021

Could a cold teach your body to fight COVID-19?

The common cold is caused by viruses in the same family as those that cause COVID-19. Now, a recent study...

COVID-19
Unique
December 24, 2020

How we remember may come down to unique firing patterns in our brains

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's largest research hospital, have discovered more clues...

Memory

In this image of human cells, the bright dots show ANA, a type of antibody.
December 15, 2020

Autoimmunity in adolescents tripled in recent decades

Autoimmunity, which is when the immune system attacks the body instead of protecting it against disease, appears to be rising...

Autoimmune Disorders
For women with high-risk breast cancer, physical activity is linked to longer survival and a lower risk of their cancer returning.
December 10, 2020

NIH breast cancer research roundup

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) helps fund thousands of studies nationwide to better understand and treat breast cancer, which will...

Breast Cancer