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A cell (green) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (purple).
October 13, 2020

Cancer medicine may help treat COVID-19 breathing problems

Early data from a small clinical study led by National Cancer Institute researchers found that a cancer medicine may help...

COVID-19
 A Mediterranean-style diet, which includes nuts, vegetables, and fish, may help slow brain function decline.
September 16, 2020

Diets rich in fish and vegetables may boost your brain power

Kale and salmon, anyone? The foods you choose for meals and snacks may help you build a stronger body and...

Diets

For older adults, irregular sleep could lead to health problems like heart disease.
September 10, 2020

Bad sleep patterns could up the risk of heart disease in older adults

Getting different amounts of sleep each night or sleeping during the day instead of at night is called irregular sleep or...

Healthy Sleep
Women who have been pregnant or breastfed their babies may have a lower risk of early menopause.
September 08, 2020

Breastfeeding and pregnancy could lower risk of early menopause

Breastfeeding can offer many health benefits for women and their babies. Now there's another potential one. A recent study...

Pregnancy

Better training for emergency medical responders may increase the survival rate of patients with severe head injury.
July 23, 2020

3 studies point the way to better treatment for traumatic brain injury

The National Institutes of Health supports studies that look for better ways to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Here...

Traumatic Brain Injury
April 30, 2020

Older Hispanic adults may be more prone to frailty

Pain is one of the most common and expensive health problems in the U.S. In older adults, chronic pain...

Pain

April 07, 2020

5 questions about intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of attention recently—everyone from celebrities to social media influencers is talking about it. The...

Intermittent Fasting
Dark-rimmed spots on the brain, like this one, may suggest a more severe form of multiple sclerosis and help with early detection.
January 08, 2020

New NIH study may help predict those at risk for severe MS

Researchers may soon be able to look at images of our brains to help diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) earlier. MS...

Multiple Sclerosis

January 07, 2020

Pregnant women may want to avoid air pollution in days before delivery

Air pollution can cause problems for many people—but it may be especially harmful in pregnant women. National Institutes of Health...

Air Pollution
January 06, 2020

Taking a daily aspirin no longer recommended for many older adults

Many people are taking a daily low-dose aspirin even though they don't need to.  New National Institutes of...

Blood Thinners