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Helping Your Child Improve Reading Skills

Helping Your Child Improve Reading Skills

In his recent article in The Huffington Post, Dr. Guttmacher highlights the importance of reading every day with children.
(Posted: 8/26/2015)
How Does Reading Work?

How Does Reading Work?

Children learn to read by building a number of skills. Learn more about how reading works in this slideshow.
(Posted: 8/20/2015)
NICHD Supports Wide Range of Research on the Placenta

NICHD Supports Wide Range of Research on the Placenta

The placenta plays a crucial role in human development. Researchers are working to learn more about this poorly-understood organ and its role in pregnancy and lifelong health.
(Posted: 7/24/2015)
Exploring Population Dynamics

Exploring Population Dynamics

NICHD’s Population Dynamics Branch supports research on a range of topics, including the factors that make populations rise and fall, such as fertility and mortality. We checked in with branch chief Rebecca Clark to learn more about the branch’s work.
(Posted: 7/21/2015)
Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes

NIH seeks input on a proposed new research program to assess biological, chemical, psychosocial, and other environmental influences on child health outcomes. Join one of NIH’s webinars to learn more.
(Posted: 7/20/2015)
Addressing Infants’ Critical Care Needs: A Q&A with Dr. Tonse Raju

Addressing Infants’ Critical Care Needs: A Q&A with Dr. Tonse Raju

In this Q&A, Dr. Tonse Raju discusses the unique needs of newborns in intensive care and how NICHD is encouraging small businesses to help bring to market medical devices that serve the specialized needs of these infants.
(Posted: 7/14/2015)
Breath of Life: NICHD Research Provides Hope for Infants with Oxygen Deprivation

Breath of Life: NICHD Research Provides Hope for Infants with Oxygen Deprivation

Max, age 3, is alive thanks to a cooling therapy for infants born with oxygen deprivation, a technique that was developed from NICHD research. Today, the institute’s research efforts aim to continue improving treatments and help more infants facing similar circumstances.
(Posted: 7/9/2015)
Studying the Growing Brain: A Q&A on the C-MIND Study

Studying the Growing Brain: A Q&A on the C-MIND Study

The NICHD-supported Cincinnati MR Imaging of Neurodevelopment (C-MIND) study is building a catalogue of hundreds of brain images from infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Two of the study’s lead researchers discuss what it took to set up this valuable resource on human brain development—and what the images show.
(Posted: 6/12/2015)
Neuroscience Research Resources

Neuroscience Research Resources

NICHD supports a variety of research projects and networks that are useful to neuroscientists. Find a detailed list here.                                                    
(Posted: 6/8/2015)
Pelvic Floor Disorders: A Q&A with Dr. Susan Meikle

Pelvic Floor Disorders: A Q&A with Dr. Susan Meikle

Many patients with pelvic floor disorders won’t tell their health care provider because they are embarrassed or think their provider can’t help. In this Q&A, gynecologist Dr. Susan Meikle says that progress is being made in treating pelvic floor disorders, and she encourages people to talk to their doctors.
(Posted: 5/21/2015)
Promoting the Health of Women

Promoting the Health of Women

NICHD scientists study several common, sometimes serious conditions to improve the health of women.
(Posted: 5/11/2015)
2014 Annual Report of the Division of Intramural Research

2014 Annual Report of the Division of Intramural Research

NICHD’s Division of Intramural Research releases its 2014 annual report with progress updates from each program and laboratory.
(Posted: 4/29/2015)
Annual Report Highlights Population Health Research Findings

Annual Report Highlights Population Health Research Findings

In its 2014 annual report, NICHD’s Division of Intramural Population Health Research takes stock of research progress and defines future directions.
(Posted: 4/24/2015)
In Search of Answers for Those Struggling With Infertility

In Search of Answers for Those Struggling With Infertility

During National Infertility Awareness Week 2015, Dr. Alan Guttmacher explores the latest research in an article in the Huffington Post.
(Posted: 4/21/2015)
NICHD Funds Research on Child Maltreatment

NICHD Funds Research on Child Maltreatment

​​Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D., the head of the Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch at the NICHD, has dedicated her career to thinking about how to take care of children in difficult circumstances. Learn more about NICHD-funded research on child maltreatment.​
(Posted: 4/14/2015)
Research Round-up: Endometriosis

Research Round-up: Endometriosis

​​NICHD supports research on this common gynecologic disease to find effective methods for diagnosis and treatment.
(Posted: 3/23/2015)
Q&A with Human Placenta Project Coordinator David Weinberg

Q&A with Human Placenta Project Coordinator David Weinberg

Dr. Weinberg answers questions about a new initiative that aims to revolutionize our understanding of the placenta.
(Posted: 3/9/2015)
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)
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