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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

January 02, 2020

Tonsillitis again? What parents should know

Why do some children get tonsillitis again and again? This common childhood infection is usually caused by a virus that...

Tonsillitis
Health benefits from walking can start at 4,000 steps a day for some people, according to a new NIH study.
December 30, 2019

Rethinking 10,000 steps

If you have a fitness tracker or use your smartwatch to count your steps, you might be tracking a goal...

Exercise

Teaching parents better ways to help children with anxiety disorders may be as helpful as child therapy.
November 26, 2019

To help an anxious child, start with their parents

The best way to help children with an anxiety disorder may be to help their parents first, a new NIH-funded...

Anxiety
November 25, 2019

New study highlights need for diversity in genomic research

What happened when genomic researchers targeted more diverse groups of people in their studies? They found 27 new gene variations. These variations ...

Genetic Testing