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Common tests for preterm birth not useful for routine screening of first-time pregnancies

Tests for short cervix, fetal fibronectin identify only a small number of cases, NIH study suggests. Read More


Integrative health care and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families

NCCIH’s 2017 spring event schedule. Read More


Study identifies African-specific genomic variant associated with obesity

Findings highlight the importance of genomic studies in diverse populations. Read More


NIH-funded study helps explain how zebrafish recover from blinding injuries

Decrease in neurotransmitter GABA triggers stem cell production in the retina. Read More


This World Kidney Day, pledge to maintain a healthy weight

NIH statement from Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Read More


No benefit in treating mildly low thyroid function in pregnancy, NIH network study finds

Long-term study has found no differences in cognitive functioning among children born to mothers with subclinical hypothyroidism. Read More


Study finds effective interventions to prevent alcohol use among American Indian and rural youth

Rural youths, including those who are a racial minority relative to their community, are at increased risk for alcohol misuse. Read More


Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

NIH, CDC funded study finds many in both groups quickly develop kidney, nerve, eye diseases. Read More


Open Science Prize announces epidemic tracking tool as grand prize winner

Winning prototype aims to track spread of pathogens across the globe. Read More


Extreme temperatures may increase risk for low birth weight at term, NIH study suggests

Low birth weight refers to infants weighing less than 5.5 lbs. at birth. Read More