Latest National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Stories

2010-05-17 07:18:55

Early CPAP as effective for preemies as ventilator, with fewer complications.

2010-05-14 14:15:27

Promoting parent involvement has been a big part of efforts to improve school performance.

2010-05-14 14:13:13

Children whose minds are stimulated in several early childhood settings—home, preschool, and school—have higher achievement in elementary school.

2010-05-14 14:10:00

If you thought that the quality of the child care your toddler got wouldn't matter when he or she was a teenager, think again.

2010-04-08 09:14:02

Taking vitamin C and E supplements starting in early pregnancy does not reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that occur during pregnancy, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research network.

2010-03-25 11:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced today that it has been awarded a $20 million preclinical services contract by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the National Institutes of Health.

2010-03-21 08:25:00

More than 1 behavior can spread simultaneously across a social network.

2010-03-09 07:01:00

Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March of Dimes will receive Research!America's 2010 Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award.

2010-02-18 09:40:00

The rate of stillbirths in rural areas of six developing countries fell more than 30 percent following a basic training program in newborn care for birth attendants.

2010-02-15 08:22:44

In a new study, infants averaging six months of age who exhibited positional plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome) had lower scores than typical infants in observational tests used to evaluate cognitive and motor development.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.