Tag : National Institutes of Health


Health/Nutrition  23 February '17

New Vaccine Undergoes Tests For Zika Protection, Prevention Of Malaria, West Nile And Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Experts at the National Institutes of Health are testing the vaccine that will hopefully curb diseases from mosquito bites.

Incarcerated Women Allowed To Keep Newborns In Illinois Pilot Program

Pregnancy  8 November '16

Pregnancy Health News: Low Vitamin B12 May Increase Offspring’s Diabetes Risk

Children born with mother deficient in Vitamin B12 have greater risks of developing diabetes in them. Reportedly, a new study reveals offsprings are at risk to develop Type 2 Diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

IRC Assists Immigrant Refugees To Adjust To Life In America

School Age  8 November '16

Children With Sleep Apnea At Risk Of Developing Depression, Anxiety & Suicidal Thoughts

Experts found that sleep apnea increases children's risks of developing depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Certain kids are more likely to have sleep apnea.

SAP Ernie Els Golf Day

SPED Kids  20 October '16

Autism News & Updates: Children With Autism’s Language & Communication Skills Improved By Folinic Acid?

A new study found that folinic acid can improve autistic kids' language and communication skills. Folinic acid is a reduced form of a B vitamin called folate, which is naturally found in foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, peas, and grains.

Olympics Opening Day

Infant  27 September '16

Dangers Of Bed-Sharing With Babies: Alarming Rates Of Suffocation Or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Recorded

Bed-sharing can be dangerous and fatal to infants. The practice causes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation, asphyxia, strangulation, falls, and entrapment.

Peanut Butter Prices Set To Rise Up To 30 Percent

Health  21 September '16

Let Your Kids Be Free From Peanut Allergies: Feed Them Peanuts At An Early Age

Scientists from the Imperial College London found that children aged between four and 11 months who ate peanuts have a 70 percent decreased risk of developing peanut allergies. Meanwhile, the number of peanut allergy cases among children has increased in recent years.

World's Smallest Surviving Baby Makes First Public Appearance

Health  2 September '16

Premature Birth Delivery Risk Increases In Extremely Hot Or Cold Areas

A preterm birth occurs before a woman reached her 37th week of pregnancy. Babies born prematurely have higher risks of infant death and long-term health disabilities.

The Final Weekend before Pubs And Clubs Can Apply For Extended Licences

Family Life  4 August '16

Helicopter Parenting: Parents’ Excessive Intervention Can Turn Their Child Into Binge Drinkers

Helicopter parenting involves constantly interfering in a child's life, particularly in education. This encourages an academic life filled with extremes and sometimes paves the way to binge drinking especially when they get into college.

World No Tobacco Day

Body  26 July '16

Quitting Cigarette Smoking and Alcohol: People Who Recently Quit Smoking Let Go Of Drinking Alcohol Too

Smokers who are quitting are also drinking less.

Protest At Against Fracking At Lancashire County Council

Body  19 July '16

Fracking Contributes to Asthma, Exposure To Pollution & Stress Increase Children & Adults’ Need For Medical Treatment

Asthma medications and hospitalizations were more common in people living near fracking operations throughout the country. Pollution and stress associated with fracking operations could be blamed for these asthma attacks.

Vitamin Sales Go Up As Consumers Struggle With Cost Of Health Care

Health  8 July '16

The Benefits and Dangers of Multivitamins & Supplements For Pregnant Women

It's better to consume vitamins through the natural way -- eating healthy foods. If you are the type of person who consumes healthy foods often, chances are you don't need multivitamins and supplements anymore.

Burgeoning Craft Beer Industry Creates Niche Market For Limited Release Beers

Body  7 July '16

Illegal Alcohol Use Prevention: Underage Drinking Can Be Prevented By Warm, Supportive Parenting And Prevention Programs

Underage drinking poses serious implications to young people's health. Parents can prevent this by providing a warm and supportive environment to their children and by undertaking parenting programs.

National Primate Research Centers Study Zika Virus

Medicine  7 July '16

Potential Zika Virus Vaccine: French Pharma Firm & US Army Has Come Up With The Most Advanced In Development To Combat The Virus

Sanofi and WRAIR's Zika virus vaccine is considered as one of the most developmentally advanced vaccine of its kind after it produced positive results in mice. Human testing could begin as early as October 2016.

U.S. Athletes

Health/Nutrition  6 July '16

Zika Virus Update: U.S. Olympic Athletes Participating in Brazil Games Part of New Case Study On How The Virus Spreads

Scientists will be using United States Olympic athletes as part of the new case to further understand Zika Virus.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Body  30 June '16

Brain Defects Related To Zika Virus Found In Babies Without Microcephaly

Microcephaly is a common indicator of Zika damage in babies. However, experts recently found that brain defects, as well as vision and hearing problems, can be found in infants even though they have normal-sized heads.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

Health  28 June '16

NIH Will Study Pregnant Women In Places With Zika Virus

Pregnant women in Zika-affected areas will be the subjects of a new study to look into the effects of the virus.

Chancellor Merkel Visits Sanofi Plant

Medicine  20 April '16

Pancreatic Cell Transplant Minimizes Hypoglycemia Episodes In Type 1 Diabetics

Findings from a newly-published study by the National Institutes of Health has sparked renewed interest in pancreatic cell transplant. The treatment is said to reduce hypoglycemia episodes In type 1 diabetics.

Brazil Faces New Health Epidemic As Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Spreads Rapidly

International  12 April '16

Zika Virus Update: Disease Linked To More Neurological Conditions

Experts have declared that the Zika virus is causing microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Now, some researchers believe that the virus, which is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, also causes other neurological disorders.

Government Backs TV Adverts To Promote Healthier Eating

Pregnancy  28 March '16

Pregnant Women May Develop Diabetes Because Of Eating Potatoes

A link between eating potatoes and having gestational diabetes was discovered by a group of researchers from National Institutes of Health in Rockville in Maryland.

Infant with two rare diseases

Infant  23 March '16

Infant Born With Two Rare Diseases Require Conflicting Diets

Parents facing challenges with their son who has two rare diseases that require conflicting diets.


Health/Nutrition  17 March '16

TV003 Vaccine: New Dengue Vaccine Is Promising, According To Study

A promising new vaccine might be the answer to dengue virus.

Vitamin C Health Studies

Health/Nutrition  27 January '16

The Myth Of Vitamin C Warding Off The Common Cold Clarified

An expert clarifies whether or not vitamin can really prevent the common cold.

Woman smoking a cigarette

Health/Nutrition  23 July '15

Chronic Smoking Linked To Increased Risk of Death From Breast Cancer

Smoking has been linked to worsening several illnesses like lung disease, liver disease and asthma to name a few. However, apart from the aforementioned diseases, smoking has a lethal effect to patients with breast cancer as well. A recent study suggests that chronic smoking reduces the chances of survival for women with breast cancer.

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