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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

NIH-supported research looks at how disparities negatively impact maternal health and care.
November 30, 2021

Reducing health disparities around pregnancy

Despite many medical advances and improvements in maternal health care, significant health disparities in the care of pregnant people still...

Pregnancy
An NIH study showed that a diet high in fatty fish may lead to reductions in the number and severity of migraines.
November 25, 2021

Could eating fish help your migraines?

A diet high in fish fats and low in vegetable oils may help reduce the number and severity of migraines,...

Migraine

Practice makes perfect—along with the brief rests in between, according to new research.
November 02, 2021

Why short breaks help you learn

Taking short breaks can be just as important as practice in helping you master a new skill, according to a...

Learning
In one migraine study, participants filled out a headache diary on their smartphone app.
October 26, 2021

Migraine studies look at impact of lifestyle changes

Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines. Much of this can be attributed to hormonal changes...

Migraine