By using state-of-the-art technology to analyze patterns of behavior in mice with epilepsy, researchers may be able to better study the disorder and identify potential treatments.
A new tool shows promise in helping primary care physicians identify adults with undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to research published in JAMA.
In a small study, researchers used a device that stimulates the spinal cord to restore arm and hand mobility in two stroke patients, allowing them to perform daily life activities, such as using a fork to eat a meal.
Black and Hispanic Americans appear to experience more symptoms and health problems related to long Covid than White people.
In a mouse study, NIH-funded researchers have identified a potential non-hormonal contraceptive that men could take shortly before sexual activity and have fertility restored the next day.
Previous research has suggested that viruses may play a role in certain neurodegenerative diseases. One recent study found a link between Epstein-Barr virus infection and the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).
A single oral dose of the antibiotic azithromycin can reduce the risk of postpartum sepsis and death among women who deliver vaginally by one-third, based on a large, NIH-funded multi-country clinical trial.
Emergency departments (EDs) that have the highest levels of coordination of health care, personnel, procedures and medical equipment needed to care for ill and injured children have far higher rates of survival than hospitals with low readiness, according to an NIH-funded study.
Adults living in rural areas of the U.S. have a 19% higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts, and Black men living in rural areas have an especially higher risk–34%, according to a large NIH-supported observational study.
A promising approach to control Staphylococcus aureus bacterial colonization in people—using a probiotic instead of antibiotics—was safe and highly effective in a phase 2 clinical trial.