Maternal obesity linked to ADHD and behavioral problems in children, NIH study suggests
Women who were obese before pregnancy were approximately twice as likely to report that their child had ADHD or symptoms of hyperactivity. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study supports new approach for treating cerebral malaria
Findings suggest drugs targeting immune cells may help treat deadly disease mainly affecting children. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study links natural sugars in breastmilk to early childhood height and weight
The study also suggested that maternal obesity may affect sugar composition in breastmilk. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 18, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may reduce type 2 diabetes risk among women with gestational diabetes, NIH study suggests
The researchers analyzed data from a long-term study of risk factors for chronic diseases in women. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Remdesivir prevents MERS coronavirus disease in monkeys
Results support testing antiviral against 2019 novel coronavirus. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study shows how a tiny and strange marine animal produces unlimited eggs and sperm over its lifetime
NIH-supported research of Hydractinia could provide clues to human reproductive conditions. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Genetic profile may predict chance of type 2 diabetes among women with gestational diabetes
Researchers followed women before, during and after pregnancy and captured data on their health later in life. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recent advances in addressing tuberculosis give hope for future
NIH officials describe “banner year”. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 11, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Less than a quarter of at-risk adolescent boys ever get tested for HIV
Study stresses promoting patient-clinician communication about sexual behavior to encourage HIV testing in teenagers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 11, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Neural signature identifies people likely to respond to antidepressant medication
NIH-funded research used machine learning algorithm to predict individual treatment response. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-Funded Clinical Trial to Test PrEP, Dapivirine Ring for Safety in Pregnant Women
Study Also to Examine Whether Pregnant Women Accept, Use These HIV Prevention Tools. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Youth with HIV less likely than adults to achieve viral suppression
Findings suggest a low proportion of youth adhere to care regimens. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists link higher maternal blood pressure to placental gene changes
Gene modifications correspond to blood pressure increases at distinct pregnancy intervals. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Homicide is a leading cause of pregnancy-associated death in Louisiana
NIH-funded study findings underscore need for violence prevention services for pregnant women and new mothers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 3, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Experimental HIV vaccine regimen ineffective in preventing HIV
No safety concerns found; NIH and partners discontinue vaccinations. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 3, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dr. John Ngai named director of NIH BRAIN Initiative
The BRAIN Initiative aims to revolutionize our understanding of the brain and brain disorders. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 29, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

First human trial of monoclonal antibody to prevent malaria opens
NIH trial will test NIAID-developed antibody (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Genomics experts dispute nine genes linked to congenital heart condition
NIH-funded ClinGen panel also validates three genes believed to be associated with Long QT syndrome. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida persist through school age
The procedure corrects myelomeningocele, the most serious form of spina bifida. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 24, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Low-dose aspirin may reduce preterm birth risk among first-time mothers
The clinical trial involved more than 11,000 women in several low- and middle-income countries. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 24, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH officials discuss novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China
Research underway to address latest viral threat. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-supported scientists reverse HIV and SIV latency in two animal models
Findings represent progress toward an HIV cure. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy, breastfeeding may lower risk of early menopause, NIH-funded study suggests
Menopause before age 45 increases the risk of early death, cognitive decline, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drug increases brown fat activity in healthy women
Brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, is a form of fat that burns calories to generate heat. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Combined prenatal smoking and drinking greatly increases SIDS risk
SIDS is the sudden, unexplained, death of an infant under 1 year of age. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Patients with newly diagnosed musculoskeletal pain are prescribed opioids more often than recommended
NIH study shows treatment recommendations impacted by patient and physician factors. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Panel identifies need for improved implementation of preventive services and reduced health disparities
Scientists urged to engage stakeholders inside and outside the health care system. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 15, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Alcohol-related deaths increasing in the United States
An analysis of U.S. death certificate data found that nearly 1 million people died from alcohol-related causes between 1999 and 2017. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zinc, folic acid supplement does not improve male fertility, NIH study suggests
Dietary supplements containing zinc and folic acid are often marketed as a treatment for male infertility. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New multiple sclerosis treatment trial compares stem cell transplantation to best available drugs
NIH-funded study focuses on severe forms of relapsing MS. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Changed route of immunization dramatically improves efficacy of TB vaccine
NIH scientists report results from animal study. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 31, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Persistent organic pollutants in maternal blood linked to smaller fetal size, NIH study suggests
Latest findings suggest that the chemicals, which are no longer produced in the United States but persist in the environment, may have lasting health effects even at low levels. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Severity of autism symptoms varies greatly among identical twins
Findings from NIH-funded study could inform treatment strategies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 27, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH researchers discover new autoinflammatory disease and uncover its biological cause
Mutations in the RIPK1 gene responsible for CRIA syndrome. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 23, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium awards announced
New NIH grants build on established clinical trials program. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-developed Zika vaccine improves fetal outcomes in animal model
Zika virus is primarily transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Many pregnant women with HIV prescribed treatment that does not meet federal guidelines
NIH-funded researchers call for more studies on antiretroviral drug prescriptions during pregnancy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Children with HIV score below HIV-negative peers in cognitive, motor function tests
Disparity worsens over time despite early HIV treatment, NIH study finds. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy hypertension risk increased by traffic-related air pollution
Findings give new insights into the connection between poor air quality, children ’s health, and mother’s health. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 17, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaping of marijuana on the rise among teens
NIH ’s 2019 Monitoring the Future survey finds continuing declines in prescription opioid misuse, tobacco cigarettes, and alcohol. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 17, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH launches first U.S. clinical trial of patient-derived stem cell therapy to replace dying cells in retina
NEI-led study to test safety of treatment for a form of age-related macular degeneration that currently lacks treatment. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 16, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Emergency department study reveals patterns of patients at increased risk for suicide
NIH-funded research examined suicide and overdose risk in the year after an emergency department visit. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 13, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH Renews Funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group
Network Leads Clinical Trials that Address Antibacterial Resistance Threats (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 13, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study finds differences in energy use by immune cells in ME/CFS
NIH-funded research suggests changes in the immune system in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 12, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Efforts to end the HIV epidemic must not ignore people already living with HIV
NIH experts highlight importance of addressing HIV-associated comorbidities. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vesicles released by bacteria may reduce the spread of HIV in human tissue
NIH study may inform ways to reduce male-to-female HIV transmission. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH strategic plan details pathway to achieving Hepatitis B cure
Plan outlines efforts to intensify ongoing HBV research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fresh red blood cell transfusions do not help critically ill children more than older cells
NIH-funded finding may alter policies at hospitals where fresh red cells are preferentially used. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy drug improves outcomes for some children with relapsed leukemia
Blinatumomab is superior to standard chemotherapy for children and young adults with high- or intermediate-risk B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia that has relapsed. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gay, bisexual men increasingly agree: HIV “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable”
Yet transmission-risk misunderstandings persist, finds large NIH-supported study. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 5, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news