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April 06, 2019

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure in African Americans

Getting restful sleep is often hard. Sleep apnea can make it even harder. New NIH-supported research finds that African Americans...

Sleep Apnea
April 05, 2019

Red meat and the risk of heart disease

Lean red meat in moderation is a great source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and zinc. But too much red...

Heart Diseases

April 05, 2019

Study connects dots between vaginal birth, pelvic floor disorder

A recent NIH study found that women who gave birth through cesarean section (c-section) were at lower risk of developing...

Pelvic Floor Disorder
February 13, 2019

8 NIH research highlights

What did we learn in 2018 that could help your health this year or in the future? NIH-supported researchers worked on a...

NIH Research

NIH-supported researchers are testing a wearable blood pressure monitor. They hope to develop a wireless version, like the one seen here, soon.
January 14, 2019

A wearable blood pressure monitor may be in our future

More and more consumers are using health monitors they can wear. These wearables make it easier for patients to track...

Blood Pressure
January 14, 2019

Restoring beneficial gut bacteria in cancer patients

Could our own bacteria be helpful in cancer treatment? Maybe, say researchers sponsored in part by the National Institute of...


January 14, 2019

High blood sugar during pregnancy increases chances of mother’s type 2 diabetes, child’s obesity

A mother's health during pregnancy can have a lasting impact on both her health and that of her child. ...

September 14, 2018

Keeping teens safe behind the wheel

A Recent NIH study found teens were more likely than older drivers to crash within the first three months of...

Teen Health

September 14, 2018

Bad sleeping patterns early in life may be linked to future health problems

Could adolescents who don’t get enough sleep be setting the stage for heart-related health risks later in life? That’s one...

Healthy Sleep
The trial is one of the first large-scale studies aiming to personalize cancer treatment.
September 14, 2018

Most women with early-stage breast cancer don’t need chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is one of the cornerstones of modern day cancer treatment. But in some cases, it may not be essential...

Breast Cancer