Latest National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Stories
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a leading cause of death among infants aged one month to one year and is a top concern for every new parent.
Christina Wang, M.D., lead investigator at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) – one of the leading biomedical research institutes in the country – recently completed a study utilizing a new contraceptive gel that has the potential to be developed as a user controlled chemical birth control agent for males.
Adding the drug nevirapine to the regimen given to newborns of women diagnosed with HIV shortly before or during labor halves the newborns' risk of contracting the virus.
A treatment to reduce the body temperatures of infants who experience oxygen deficiency at birth has benefits into early childhood.
A study of mothers and their toddlers suggests that mothers of overweight toddlers often had inaccurate perceptions of their child's body size.
Women take longer to give birth today than did women 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
- Large; stout; burly.