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Vaping Linked with Blood Vessel Damage

Electronic cigarettes have become increasingly popular during the past decade as a potentially safer alternative to smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products. But studies suggest that using e-cigarettes, or vaping, also carries health risks.

A Personalized Approach to Kidney Disease

Personalized kidney screening for people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) may reduce costs and help detect chronic kidney disease (CKD) earlier, according to a new analysis performed by the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications study group, funded by NIDDK.

Hepatitis B Vaccine Regimen Protects People with HIV

A three-dose course of the hepatitis B vaccine HEPLISAV-B fully protected adults living with HIV who had never been vaccinated against or infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV), according to study findings from an ongoing NIAID-sponsored phase-3 study.

Do Video Games Improve Cognitive Performance?

A study of nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing video games for three hours per day or more performed better on cognitive skills tests involving impulse control and working memory compared to children who had never played video games.

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Heart Failure Treatment

Black adults treated at advanced heart failure centers received potentially life-changing therapies, such as transplants and heart pumps, about half as often as White adults, possibly due to racial bias. The finding comes from a small NIH-supported study.

A Better Treatment for Cat Allergies?

An NIH study found an experimental approach added to allergy shots—a standard cat allergy treatment—made it more effective and faster acting, and the benefits persisted for a year after treatment ended.

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The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

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