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6/30/2014

June Wrap-Up: Promoting Men’s Health
In observance of Men’s Health month, the NICHD highlighted important men’s health information and resources throughout the month of June.

6/23/2014

New Research on Male Contraceptive Methods
Most forms of contraception target the female reproductive system to prevent pregnancy. However, NICHD research may lead to new contraceptive methods that control fertility in men.

6/11/2014

Men’s Health is the Focus in June
This Men’s Health Month, the NICHD joins with other government agencies and nonprofit organizations to raise awareness of men’s health issues and to highlight men’s health resources.

6/4/2014

Dr. Lisa Halvorson New Chief of Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch
Lisa M. Halvorson, M.D., has been named the new Chief of the Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch (GHDB), effective June 15, 2014, announced Dr. Catherine Spong, M.D., Director of the Division of Extramural Research.

1/23/2014

NIH research network finds many youth have high levels of HIV
More than 30 percent of young males who had sex with other males and who were subsequently enrolled in a government treatment and research network were found to have high levels of HIV, reported researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

1/23/2014

Una investigación de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (NIH) revela que muchos jóvenes tienen altos niveles de VIH
Más del 30 por ciento de los hombres jóvenes que tuvieron relaciones sexuales con otros hombres y que posteriormente se inscribieron en una red de tratamiento e investigación del gobierno tenían altos niveles de VIH, informaron los investigadores de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud y otras instituciones.

8/29/2013

Aumento del riesgo de déficits neurológicos y cognitivos en jóvenes con VIH
Más del 65 por ciento de los jóvenes infectados con VIH sufrían un deterioro leve a moderado de las habilidades de motricidad fina, la memoria y otras habilidades cognitivas, aunque no lo suficiente como para afectar el funcionamiento cotidiano de la mayor parte de ellos, de acuerdo con el estudio de la red de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud.

8/29/2013

Increased risk of neurological, cognitive deficits in youth with HIV
More than 65 percent of HIV-infected youth had mild to moderate impairments in fine-motor skills, memory, and other cognitive skills, although not enough to affect day-to-day functioning for most, according to a National Institutes of Health network study.

8/16/2013

Anti-HIV drugs may protect against puberty delays in HIV-infected children
For children who have been HIV-infected since birth, current anti-HIV drug regimens may protect against the delays in puberty that had been seen in HIV-infected children taking older regimens, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.

8/16/2013

Los fármacos anti-VIH podrían proteger a los niños infectados con VIH de la pubertad tardía
En los casos de niños infectados por el VIH desde su nacimiento, los tratamientos de fármacos contra el VIH que se utilizan hoy en día pueden proteger contra la pubertad tardía que se había presentado en los niños infectados por el VIH sometidos a los tratamientos médicos más antiguos, de acuerdo con los investigadores financiados por los Institutos Nacionales de Salud.

5/1/2013

Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research 2012 Annual Report
This NICHD Division recently released its annual report highlighting research that covers a range of topics, from understanding fertility and preventing birth defects to promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors and developing new ways to analyze data.

4/22/2013

Anti-HIV therapy appears to protect children’s hearts, NIH network study shows
For children who have had HIV-1 infection since birth, the combination drug therapies now used to treat HIV appear to protect against the heart damage seen before combination therapies were available, according to researchers in a National Institutes of Health network study.

4/16/2013

Harnessing Research to Combat Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
STDs and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have affected health and human relationships throughout history. For STD Awareness Month this April, the NICHD highlights some of its research efforts related to STDs and STIs.

12/21/2012

Scientific Vision: The Next Decade
The NICHD embarked upon a collaborative process in 2011 to create a scientific Vision, identifying the most promising scientific opportunities for the Institute and its partners to pursue over the next decade. The newly published Scientific Vision statement presents the results of that process and outlines scientific goals for the coming decade.

12/4/2012

NICHD reorganizes extramural program
​Alan Guttmacher, M.D., Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) announced a number of changes to streamline the institute’s organizational structure and accelerate the exchange of scientific ideas.

12/4/2012

NICHD vision statement now available online
A document charting a research course for the many collaborators who share an interest in promoting the science concerning human development through the life span, child health, women's health, and rehabilitation research is now available online.

12/4/2012

Research for a Lifetime: Commemorating the NICHD’s 50th Anniversary
On October 17, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the legislation establishing the NICHD to examine “the complex process of human development from conception to old age.” The Institute marks its golden anniversary with Research for a Lifetime, an all-day scientific colloquium to highlight the Institute’s mission, accomplishments, and future research directions.

11/9/2012

20 percent of youth with HIV didn’t know they were infected at first sexual experience
​Roughly 20 percent of youth who have had HIV since birth did not know their HIV status when they first became sexually active, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health-supported research network.

11/8/2012

HPV vaccine may benefit HIV-infected women
​Women with HIV may benefit from a vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV), despite having already been exposed to HPV, a study finds. Although many may have been exposed to less serious forms of HPV, more than 45 percent of sexually active young women who have acquired HIV appear never to have been exposed to the most common high-risk forms of HPV, according to the study from a National Institutes of Health research network.

1/9/2012

NIH Study Shows HIV-Exposed Children at High Risk of Language Delay
Children exposed to HIV before birth are at risk for language impairments, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

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