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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
September 02, 2019

Brain ripples could hold clues to memory

You're trying to remember a word. You're thinking, thinking … and suddenly, it pops into your head. NIH...

Memory

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., has studied alopecia for decades.
August 29, 2019

Close to home: NIH researcher and alopecia patient seeks a cure

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., is not a typical researcher. Dr. Christiano studies a hair loss disease called alopecia areata. She...

Alopecia Areata
August 21, 2019

Just 30 minutes of daily exercise can help correct a day of sitting

Americans spend a lot of time sitting—at their desk, in the car, and on the couch. This can take a...

Exercise