Latest National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Stories

2009-07-12 07:30:00

According to a government report released Saturday, the percentages of infants born preterm and the percentage born with low birth weight has slightly declined in 2007, after several decades of steady increases.

2009-05-15 09:42:03

A growing number of American children are enrolled in child care and questions remain about how these settings may affect them in both positive and negative ways.

2009-05-14 15:39:37

A team of U.S.

2009-04-09 07:55:53

Liver failure results from use of a medication to treat thyroid disease in children, two doctors caution in a report.

2009-03-23 09:28:00

SUBWAY(R) RESTAURANTS PARTNERS WITH THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WE CAN! EDUCATION PROGRAM TO HELP KIDS AND FAMILIES MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SUBWAY(R) Restaurants and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today a partnership in support of the We Can!(TM) (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) education program.

2009-03-03 10:44:12

It seems a little silly to report swimming lessons don’t increase the risk of drowning, but that’s the take home message from a new study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

2009-01-29 23:01:00

March of Dimes Awards Abstract at SMFM Meeting. SAN DIEGO, Jan.

2009-01-13 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health announced today that the National Children's Study will begin recruiting volunteers to take part in its comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact to affect children's health.

2008-12-11 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Department of Education funded study found that WordWorld, an Emmy(R) winning PBS KIDS series, significantly strengthens early literacy skills in preschoolers, providing the building blocks essential for learning how to read.

2008-11-14 12:40:00

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies shows that it's possible to teach preschoolers the pre-reading skills they need for later school success, while at the same time fostering the socials skills necessary for making friends and avoiding conflicts with their peers.

Word of the Day
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.