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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)
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)
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