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6/8/2015

Neuroscience Research Resources
NICHD supports a variety of research projects and networks that are useful to neuroscientists. Find a detailed list here.                                                    

5/19/2015

NIH launches new Spanish-language site for child health and human development
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched a Spanish-language website that provides free information on health topics, including maternal and infant care, obesity, HIV/AIDS, fertility/infertility, and pregnancy.

5/11/2015

Promoting the Health of Women
NICHD scientists study several common, sometimes serious conditions to improve the health of women.

4/24/2015

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.

4/21/2015

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.

1/30/2015

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.

1/20/2015

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.

10/31/2014

Pregnancy Lifestyle Influences Gestational Diabetes Risk
Nearly half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy could be prevented if the expecting mothers ate well, exercised regularly, stopped smoking, and maintained a healthy body weight before pregnancy, a new study finds.

10/3/2014

Success rate for vaginal delivery high even after prolonged labor
NIH researchers have concluded that women who experience prolonged labor have an excellent chance for a successful vaginal delivery. However, the researchers did find a slightly increased risk of complications for mothers and babies. The researchers advised women and their health care practitioners to weigh the increased benefits of vaginal delivery against the slightly increased risk.

9/4/2014

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.

9/3/2014

Catherine Spong appointed NICHD Deputy Director
NICHD Director Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., announced that after a rigorous national search, Catherine Y. Spong, M.D., has been selected as Deputy Director of the NICHD. For the past two years, Dr. Spong has served as the inaugural NICHD Associate Director for Extramural Research and the Director of the Division of Extramural Research.

8/25/2014

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.

8/21/2014

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.

7/10/2014

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.

5/30/2014

How Can You Improve a Woman’s Health? Study the Health of Populations.
From infertility to problems in pregnancy, the NICHD’s Epidemiology Branch tackles health issues from a population perspective.

5/20/2014

Exercise may cut risk of type 2 diabetes after prior gestational diabetes
Exercise alone may help prevent gestational diabetes—which occurs in women during pregnancy—from progressing to Type 2 diabetes in the time after pregnancy, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

5/20/2014

NIH study links high cholesterol levels to lower fertility
High cholesterol levels may impair fertility in couples trying to achieve a pregnancy, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the University at Buffalo (New York), and Emory University in Atlanta.

5/8/2014

Podcast on Women’s Health: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
Drs. Alan Guttmacher and Janine Clayton discuss past advances in women’s health research and possible future directions.

5/6/2014

April Wrap-Up: Raising Infertility Awareness
The NICHD spent the last month highlighting activities and information related to infertility.

4/29/2014

Learning about Infertility Research at the NIH
Three reproductive health scientists at the NICHD share their perspectives on future directions in infertility research.
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