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About 1 in 3 adults in the United States say they don’t get enough sleep.
January 02, 2024

‘Why can’t I sleep?!’

A good night’s rest does more than energize you—sleep can affect your mood, keep your heart healthy, and help you...

Sleep, Healthy Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Health Disparities
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

An NIH-funded training program uses a driving simulator and eye-tracking technology to help teens with ADHD become safer drivers.
November 21, 2023

Exploring ADHD…with science!

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects millions of people worldwide. We know more about ADHD than we used to, but there’s...

NIH Research, ADHD
Sister Study participants’ data generated hundreds of research papers, and researchers are still finding new discoveries.
November 07, 2023

6 findings from the Sister Study you should know

Since 2003, the still ongoing Sister Study has followed more than 50,000 women from all 50 states and Puerto Rico to find causes...

Breast Cancer

Because their eyes have similar structures to ours, geckos (like this Antilles gecko) are useful models for studying vision in humans.
October 25, 2023

Big lessons from small creatures

For centuries, scientists have used small animal models to study everything from how genes work to how diseases develop. And...

NIH Research, Rare Diseases, Eye Disease
Researchers are trying to find new ways to diagnose endometriosis. Currently, surgery is the only definitive way.
September 28, 2023

Endometriosis under a microscope

Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of your uterus grow in other areas of your body. Some places they...

Endometriosis, Women's Health

Emerging research is helping health care providers find the best treatments to relieve menopausal symptoms and improve the experience of aging.
September 12, 2023

What we know—and still don’t know—about menopause

If you menstruate (have periods), menopause is when your menstrual cycle ends for 12 consecutive months. Aside from the reproductive system,...

Menopause, Women's Health
Traits such as venom, shells, and armor may help animals live longer by protecting them from predators.
August 09, 2023

Learning about aging from turtles and other cold-blooded critters

As we get older, our bodies change in ways that can affect our health and well-being. Over time, our cells...

Healthy Aging

NIH research explores all aspects of pain.
May 25, 2023

Uncovering a cure: NIH-supported research lays the groundwork for understanding and treating pain

From the lab to the bedside Pain affects millions of Americans. It’s hard to measure, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all...

Pain
Thanks to scientific advances such as those funded by NIH, much more is known about how processes in the body and the environment contribute to autoimmune diseases.
April 20, 2023

From discovery to treatment: How NIH works to improve the lives of people with autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases are a group of chronic disorders in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and damages healthy cells...

Autoimmune Disorders