Postpartum depression may last for years
About 5% of women reported persistently high levels of postpartum depression symptoms for three years after giving birth. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How mucus in the colon prevents inflammation and injury
A study in mice showed how mucus production throughout the colon keeps gut bacteria isolated from intestinal tissue and helps prevent inflammation. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy with novel protein restores vision in mice
Researchers restored vision in blind mice by using gene therapy to add a novel light-sensing protein to cells in the retina. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New inflammatory disease discovered
Using a genomic approach, researchers identified a new inflammatory disorder, called VEXAS, in men with diverse symptoms. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study sheds light on key steps in the HIV life cycle
Researchers were able to uncover key steps in HIV replication by reconstituting and watching these events unfold outside the cell. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How your body senses the urge to urinate
Researchers discovered that a protein called PIEZO2 may be responsible for the powerful urge to urinate that we normally feel many times throughout the day. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher calorie treatment for people hospitalized with anorexia
People hospitalized for anorexia improved more quickly when fed higher calories than normally used in treatment. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain differences in youth linked to increased waist size
Cellular differences in a brain area that plays a key role in reward and food processing may predict higher obesity in children. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Education programs may improve young children ’s asthma control
A combination of health programs at school and home appeared to improve asthma control in preschool children from low-income families. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Final report confirms remdesivir benefits for COVID-19
The antiviral drug remdesivir shortened recovery time for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, based on results from the completed trial. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How high fructose intake may trigger fatty liver disease
A study suggested that consuming high amounts of fructose may promote non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by damaging the intestinal barrier. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scans may help predict response to OCD therapies
Differences in brain activity seen on scans taken before psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder corresponded with responses to treatment. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas helps children with type 1 diabetes
A new artificial pancreas system, which monitors and regulates blood glucose levels, proved safe and effective in young children with type 1 diabetes. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral solution forms synthetic GI lining
Researchers developed a method to create a synthetic film on the surface of the small intestine that could be used to deliver drugs and influence nutrient absorption. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors that affect depression risk
A screen of more than 100 diverse factors in people ’s daily lives suggested that getting enough social support and limiting how much media you use may help prevent depression. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news