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Sleepless in America

Sleepless in America

This documentary, developed in collaboration with NIH, highlights the health risks associated with insufficient sleep.
(Posted: 3/2/2015)
Research Round-up: Advances in Adolescent Health

Research Round-up: Advances in Adolescent Health

NICHD studies adolescence with the goal of putting teens on the road to healthy adulthood.
(Posted: 2/20/2015)
Slideshow: Teen Driving Safety

Slideshow: Teen Driving Safety

NICHD examines why teens are at higher risk of crashes and how parents can help improve teens’ safety behind the wheel.
(Posted: 2/12/2015)
Research Network Helps HIV-Infected Youth

Research Network Helps HIV-Infected Youth

The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions fights the spread of HIV with research on treatment and prevention in adolescents and young adults in the United States.
(Posted: 2/5/2015)
Birth Defects Research Findings from the NICHD

Birth Defects Research Findings from the NICHD

Birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies born in the United States each year. Learn about recent research findings on birth defects and their causes.
(Posted: 1/30/2015)
NIH Scientists Combine Efforts to Advance Birth Defects Research

NIH Scientists Combine Efforts to Advance Birth Defects Research

The Trans-NIH Structural Birth Defects Working Group aims to step up research on birth defects by coordinating efforts at the NIH and beyond.
(Posted: 1/20/2015)
It’s in the DNA: Animal Models Offer Clues to Human Development

It’s in the DNA: Animal Models Offer Clues to Human Development

In the evolutionary sense, we have a lot in common with animals. That’s why researchers can learn much from them about human development and birth defects.
(Posted: 1/9/2015)
NICHD Recognizes Successes in HIV/AIDS Research and Focuses on Continued Challenges and Opportunities

NICHD Recognizes Successes in HIV/AIDS Research and Focuses on Continued Challenges and Opportunities

The NICHD’s Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch is building on its successes in HIV/AIDS research with a greater commitment to research on HIV-associated co-infections and other infectious diseases. We talk with the new Branch chief about the Branch’s successes in HIV/AIDS research and its expanded research mission.
(Posted: 12/23/2014)
NIH Updates Down Syndrome Research Plan

NIH Updates Down Syndrome Research Plan

NIH has made progress in research on Down syndrome since the release of its first research plan 7 years ago. To reflect that progress and lay out future research directions, a newly released, revised plan is now available.
(Posted: 12/8/2014)
NICHD and HSC Foundation Event on Military-Connected Children with Special Needs

NICHD and HSC Foundation Event on Military-Connected Children with Special Needs

Military families, researchers, and others came together at a conference to share knowledge about military-connected children with special health care needs.
(Posted: 12/2/2014)
NICHD Funds Research on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

NICHD Funds Research on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

TBIs can lead to years of health problems. Read this Q&A with NICHD’s Dr. Mary Ellen Michel to find out how research aims to help people recover from these injuries.
(Posted: 11/17/2014)
20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

​​Dr. Alan Guttmacher writes in the Huffington Post about the NICHD-led Safe to Sleep® campaign and how SIDS has affected his own family.
(Posted: 11/13/2014)
A Look Inside the Brain

A Look Inside the Brain

The NICHD supports and conducts research on concussions and other traumatic brain injuries as part of its research portfolio on brain development and rehabilitation.
(Posted: 11/3/2014)
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)
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