Health

NIH establishes website for self-reporting COVID-19 test results

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Digital app released to boost physical activity – and help get children moving

On the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar and FIFA are launching a new digital app designed to help increase physical activity and improve the health and well-being of millions...

WHO to identify pathogens that could cause future outbreaks and pandemics

WHO is launching a global scientific process to update the list of priority pathogens—agents that can cause outbreaks or pandemics—to guide global investment, research and development (R&D), especially in vaccines, tests and treatments.

Study challenges “good” cholesterol’s role in universally predicting heart disease risk

A National Institutes of Health-supported study found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often called the “good cholesterol,” may not be as effective as scientists once believed in uniformly predicting cardiovascular disease risk among...

NIH awards $12 million for antiviral therapeutic development

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Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles (purple) both budding and attached to the surface of...

NIH researchers unlock pattern of gene activity for ADHD

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have successfully identified differences in gene activity in the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study, led by scientists at the National Human Genome Research...

NIH study in mice provides insight into how brain activity is fine-tuned

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Interneurons (green) in the hippocampus of a mouse. These cells play a subtle but powerful role in balancing...

NIH study in mice provides insight into how brain activity is fine-tuned

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Interneurons (green) in the hippocampus of a mouse. These cells play a subtle but powerful role in balancing...

NIH-funded study finds personalized kidney screening for people with type 1 diabetes could reduce costs, detect disease earlier

Taking a personalized approach to kidney disease screening for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) may reduce the time that chronic kidney disease (CKD) goes undetected, according to a new analysis performed by the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions...

WHO updates recommendations to guide family planning decisions

Nov.,15, the World Health Organization (WHO) released important updates to its landmark Family Planning Handbook, which provides health workers and policy makers with the most current information on contraceptive options.