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News Release
NIH-supported research suggests sleep patterns to support optimal health can begin in infancy Infants who sleep longer through the night and with fewer interruptions may be less likely to become overweight during their first six months of life, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP . While the research only showed a link – not a cause...
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Media Advisory
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has announced April P. Carson, Ph.D., as the new director of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). The JHS is the nation’s largest and longest-running longitudinal study of cardiovascular health in African Americans, involving more than 5,300 participants in...
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News Release
The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19. The NIH Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative made the parent award to New York University (NYU) Langone Health, New York City,...
A woman gets her brain scanned as part of a sleep research study.
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Media Advisory
WHAT: A three-part Science of Sleep Series will launch Tuesday afternoons in August through Facebook Live . Researchers will discuss how children and adults can put the latest sleep science into practice to support optimal health outcomes throughout the lifespan. Other topics to be discussed include emerging research and public health opportunities...
Female medical professional wearing personal protective equipment consoling senior male patient recovering from coronavirus.
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News Release
A large clinical trial conducted worldwide shows that treating moderately ill hospitalized COVID-19 patients with a full-dose blood thinner reduced their need for organ support, such as mechanical ventilation, and improved their chances of leaving the hospital. However, the use of this treatment strategy for critically ill COVID-19 patients...
African American child snores while sleeping in bed.
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News Release
Findings underscore need for early treatment to prevent future cardiovascular disease Children with obstructive sleep apnea are nearly three times more likely to develop high blood pressure when they become teenagers than children who never experience sleep apnea, according to a new study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute...
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News Release
A new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, does not appear to pose a threat to the safety of the nation’s blood supply. The analysis, published in Transfusion , supports current donor screening guidelines, including those used by the U.S. Food and...
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On World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health reaffirms its commitment to research to improve the lives of people with asthma. More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma , including 5.1 million children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This chronic lung disease can reduce quality of life,...
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News Release
Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) han autorizado $29 millones de dólares en subvenciones adicionales para la Coalición “Alianza de Participación Comunitaria (CEAL, por sus siglas en inglés) de NIH contra las disparidades del COVID-19”. Esta financiación , parte del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense, esta dirigida a...