Posted: May 17, 2013 12:00 pm
NIDCD Observes Better Hearing and Speech Month
Protect Your Hearing: During Better Hearing and Speech Month, learn about research supported by NIDCD and how it has led to advances in treating communication disorders.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), observes Better Hearing and Speech Month this May.
Posted: May 17, 2013 8:44 am
Researchers respond to NIH Twitter call on sequestration (with tweets) · NIH
On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Dr. Collins tweeted a message to the research community: "I want to hear; tell me how the #sequester is affecting your biomedical research right now. Use #NIHSequesterImpact" - Check out the response on Storify
Biomedical researchers speak passionately about what cuts to the NIH budget from sequestration mean for them, for biomedical research, and for health and the economy.
Posted: May 16, 2013 9:00 pm
A Bang to the Brain - NIH News in Health, May 2013
From NIH News in Health:
Concussions are mild type of brain injury, but they need to be taken seriously. Learn to recognize the causes and symptoms of concussion, and take steps to prevent head injuries.
Posted: May 15, 2013 8:40 pm
The science is clear and has been translated into evidence-based asthma guidelines. With proper care, most people can control their asthma. Yet the path to realizing the full potential of these guidelines to improve patient outcomes and to reduce asthma disparities has been far less visible. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/naci/discover/priorities.htm
Posted: May 14, 2013 10:00 pm
Refining Supplements for a Blinding Eye Disease - NIH Research Matters - National Institutes of Heal
From NIH Research Matters:
New findings may help improve nutritional supplements for treating age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness nationwide.
Posted: May 12, 2013 8:30 am
Happy Mother's Day! Today marks the start of National Women's Health Week, a nationwide initiative, encouraging federal agencies, families, communities, businesses, health organizations, and other groups to work together to promote women’s health awareness. Learn More: http://orwh.od.nih.gov/news/whw.asp
Posted: May 11, 2013 7:20 am
Learn about the National Child and Maternal Health Education Program initiative to reduce elective deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy. (http://www.nichd.nih.gov/ncmhep/isitworthit/Pages/default.aspx)
Posted: May 10, 2013 2:04 pm
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have uncovered firm evidence for what many mothers have long suspected: women’s brains appear to be hard-wired to respond to the cries of a hungry infant. (http://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2013/nichd-06.htm)
Posted: May 9, 2013 9:40 pm
Researcher Zhaoxia Sun, at Yale, uses the zebrafish to study Polycystic Kidney Disease, which affects more than 600,000 Americans. Mutations in the zebrafish vhnf1 gene, and its human counterpart, cause cysts in both zebrafish and human kidneys (as shown by the large “bubble” seen in the mutant fish). Learn More: http://directorsblog.nih.gov/fishing-for-answers-in-human-disease/
Posted: May 8, 2013 4:33 pm
Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
From Know Stroke:
This application allows users to view county-level maps of heart disease and stroke, along with maps of social environmental conditions and health services for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory. Congressional boundaries and health care facilities can be added with an overla...
Posted: May 8, 2013 8:14 am
There’s an exciting new development in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes: scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have discovered a hormone that might slow or stop the progression of diabetes. More: http://directorsblog.nih.gov/more-beta-cells-more-insulin-less-diabetes/
Posted: May 7, 2013 5:32 pm
The Weight of the Nation Kids Preview (HBO)
Two back to back premiering now! For more information on HBO Documentary Films, visit http://itsh.bo/I83ODm .
Don't miss two back to back premieres on Tuesday, May 7th at 5:30PM and 6PM. For more information on HBO Documentary Films, visit http://itsh.bo/I83ODm. Watc...
Posted: May 6, 2013 9:10 pm
On Sound Footing - NIH News in Health, May 2013
From the May issue of NIH News in Health, learn about the health of your feet and why it is important to pay attention to them:
Your feet are pretty small, considering they have to support the entire height and weight of your body. But they can cause big problems. So take steps to keep your feet healthy!
Posted: May 5, 2013 8:40 pm
Clues in H7N9 Influenza Genetic Sequences - NIH Research Matters - National Institutes of Health (N
From NIH Research Matters:
Researchers quickly analyzed the novel avian influenza virus that’s caused recent illness and death in China. Their effort gives clues to the virus’s origin, transmissibility and treatment.
Posted: May 4, 2013 7:00 am
NIH Encourages Americans to Make Vision a Priority during Healthy Vision Month
In May, Healthy Vision Month, the National Eye Institute (NEI) calls on Americans to make their vision a priority by taking the necessary steps to protect vision, prevent vision loss, and make the most of the vision they may have remaining
Posted: May 3, 2013 1:49 pm
On May 7, don’t miss the new HBO documentary series, “The Weight of the Nation for Kids.” Consider hosting a viewing event with your friends and family. For NIH weight-control information and research resources, visit the NIH website at: http://1.usa.gov/YVy6H9