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October is SIDS Awareness Month

October is SIDS Awareness Month

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the NICHD-led Safe to Sleep® campaign (formerly the Back to Sleep® campaign), which was created to raise awareness about ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
(Posted: 10/20/2014)
NICHD Blogs about Safe Infant Sleep on Parents.com

NICHD Blogs about Safe Infant Sleep on Parents.com

Dr. Shavon Artis shares public health information and personal stories from parents to help infants sleep safely.
(Posted: 10/13/2014)
NICHD Launches Media-Smart Youth® Teen Leaders Program

NICHD Launches Media-Smart Youth® Teen Leaders Program

The NICHD is now accepting applications for its Media-Smart Youth® Teen Leaders Program. Teen leaders can play a meaningful role in the lives of youth in their community by educating them about media, nutrition, and physical activity.
(Posted: 10/6/2014)
Exploring Factors That Influence Child Development

Exploring Factors That Influence Child Development

The NICHD’s Section on Child and Family Research investigates the effects of biology, family, environment, and culture on growing children.
(Posted: 9/29/2014)
NICHD Training Programs

NICHD Training Programs

Behind every NICHD investigator is a team of students and trainees, learning the ropes one experiment at a time.
(Posted: 9/23/2014)
Encouraging Healthy Child Development with Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!

Encouraging Healthy Child Development with Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!

The Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative promotes developmental and behavioral screenings for children and support for families and providers who care for them.
(Posted: 9/15/2014)
Back to School: NICHD Podcasts Feature Research on Education and Health

Back to School: NICHD Podcasts Feature Research on Education and Health

Three recent podcasts feature research on the importance of preschool education and early acquisition of language skills for later health.
(Posted: 9/8/2014)
August Wrap-Up: Promoting Safe and Healthy Pregnancies

August Wrap-Up: Promoting Safe and Healthy Pregnancies

The NICHD delivered information on pregnancy health during August through a variety of online and social media platforms.
(Posted: 9/4/2014)
An Aspirin a Day for Preeclampsia Prevention

An Aspirin a Day for Preeclampsia Prevention

Low-dose aspirin use may prevent preeclampsia in pregnant women at high risk for the condition. Learn the facts about this serious condition and who may benefit from this recommendation.
(Posted: 8/25/2014)
Healthy Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Exercise May Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes

Healthy Pre-Pregnancy Diet and Exercise May Reduce Risk of Gestational Diabetes

A series of studies suggests potential ways that women may lower their risk of developing gestational diabetes.
(Posted: 8/21/2014)
Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Newborns: Research to Improve Outcomes

Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Newborns: Research to Improve Outcomes

Our Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch supports research on improved care for pregnant women and newborns and better treatment for pregnancy-related complications and neonatal diseases.
(Posted: 8/11/2014)
NICHD Podcasts Feature Research on Maternal Smoking

NICHD Podcasts Feature Research on Maternal Smoking

Three recent podcasts feature research on smoking during pregnancy and its links to later health and behavior problems in children.
(Posted: 8/5/2014)
NICHD Helps Build Research Capacity in Africa

NICHD Helps Build Research Capacity in Africa

In an effort to strengthen research in sub-Saharan Africa, the NICHD supported the training of researchers and administrators from 32 African countries on aspects of good grantsmanship. The materials from the training—tutorials, videos, and slides—are now online.
(Posted: 7/28/2014)
Science in 3D

Science in 3D

The NIH 3D Print Exchange is a new public resource that promotes health and science applications of 3D printing.
(Posted: 7/16/2014)
Together, NICHD & International Sorority Fight Childhood Asthma

Together, NICHD & International Sorority Fight Childhood Asthma

Asthma is a serious condition affecting millions of Americans, including many children. The NICHD partnered with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to teach children and caregivers about effective asthma management.
(Posted: 7/10/2014)
June Wrap-Up: Promoting Men’s Health

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.
(Posted: 6/30/2014)
Research Continues on Genetics of Prostate Cancer

Research Continues on Genetics of Prostate Cancer

Dr. Constantine Stratakis’s work has focused on developmental endocrinology and genetics, and it has led him to find a gene variation that appears to increase the risk for prostate cancer.
(Posted: 6/26/2014)
New Research on Male Contraceptive Methods

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.
(Posted: 6/23/2014)
3 Key Ways Dads Can Help Baby Sleep Safe

3 Key Ways Dads Can Help Baby Sleep Safe

This infographic has important tips to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
(Posted: 6/16/2014)
Men’s Health is the Focus in June

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.
(Posted: 6/11/2014)
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