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​The NICHD's wide-ranging mission to advance knowledge about health through the lifespan means that the Institute studies a broad range of health topics.

This section provides details about those topics and includes the following information for each topic:

  • Overview. Includes a general description or definition of the topic and some fast facts about it.
  • Condition or Topic Information. Provides basic information—what, why, and how—on a topic for an audience of non-researchers, such as parents, families, and patients.
  • Research Information. Describes the NICHD's research goals and activities related to the topic for those with a more scientific background, such as researchers and health care providers.
  • Clinical Trials. Lists studies that involve people or groups of people on a specific topic.
  • Resources and Publications. Provides links to organizations and additional information for each topic with both non-researchers and researchers/health care providers in mind.

Please note that information provided through the NICHD website is not intended as a diagnosis, nor should it replace advice from your health care provider.

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