NICHD issues News Releases and Media Advisories to the news media. Spotlight and Research Feature articles explain NICHD research findings and public health issues to the general public. An Item of Interest is a short announcement of relevant information, such as a notable staff change.
Science Update: Gene discovery could lead to development of new male contraceptive, NIH-funded study suggests
Science Update: NIH-funded researchers explore potential links between diabetes drug metformin and birth defects
Media Advisory: Proximity to muscle cells may promote spread of prostate cancer cells, NIH study suggests
Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.