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A researcher works in a lab.
January 25, 2023

Precision Environmental Health’s role in preventing disease

What is Precision Environmental Health? Precision Environmental Health is a research area that helps scientists learn how interactions between the...

Genetic Testing
Pulse oximeters can measure blood oxygen saturation levels by sending light through the skin painlessly.
January 13, 2023

Getting an accurate read on pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters have been used in hospitals and doctors’ offices for decades. The small, painless devices measure blood oxygen saturation,...

NIH Research, Surgery, Medical Technology, COVID-19

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...

Pregnancy
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...

Migraine

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
Teaching parents how to recognize and respond to their baby’s cues can help promote healthy growth.
August 05, 2022

Preventing childhood obesity: Program for first-time parents promotes healthy growth in firstborn babies and their siblings

An NIH-funded study called Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT), has been shown to support healthy weight...

Child Development

ClinicalTrials.gov beta site is now available
May 02, 2022

Find clinical studies on the updated ClinicalTrials.gov

Interested in learning about clinical trials? Want to find research that’s happening on a specific health topic? On ClinicalTrials.gov...

Clinical Trials
Gene therapies “fix” genetic mutations by replacing or changing a gene that doesn’t work with one that does.
April 07, 2022

Gene therapies are a promising path to treating rare diseases

Researching and developing new treatments for rare diseases is time consuming, complex, and often expensive. Most rare diseases (almost 80%) are...

Rare Diseases

Telehealth makes it easier for some people with rare diseases to access medical care.
March 22, 2022

COVID-19 makes living with a rare disease even harder

Ongoing uncertainty, being alone, and not being able to get treatment. In many ways, the widespread challenges the COVID-19 pandemic...

Rare Diseases, COVID-19
Sleep apnea reduces the quality of sleep at night, causing daytime drowsiness.
December 23, 2021

Childhood sleep apnea linked to high blood pressure in teens

Children with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure in their teens, a new study has...

Sleep Apnea