Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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Screening for maternal sepsis can be challenging partly because changes like a faster heart rate can mask signs of sepsis.
May 30, 2024

Pregnancy-related deaths are on the rise…and sepsis is a big reason

More and more people each year are dying from complications related to pregnancy and delivery. In the United States, deaths...

Infectious Diseases, Pregnancy, Women's Health, Sepsis
An NIH-funded training program uses a driving simulator and eye-tracking technology to help teens with ADHD become safer drivers.
November 21, 2023

Exploring ADHD…with science!

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects millions of people worldwide. We know more about ADHD than we used to, but there’s...

NIH Research, ADHD

Olivia Culpo speaks at the 11th Annual Blossom Ball of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, for which she is an ambassador, on March 20, 2023.
October 19, 2023

Olivia Culpo is speaking up for others with endometriosis

When Olivia Culpo was on stage after winning both the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants in 2012, she was in...

Researchers are trying to find new ways to diagnose endometriosis. Currently, surgery is the only definitive way.
September 28, 2023

Endometriosis under a microscope

Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of your uterus grow in other areas of your body. Some places they...

Endometriosis, Women's Health

Extreme lower abdomen pain, bloating, and nausea are some common symptoms of endometriosis.
September 26, 2023

Endometriosis: What you need to know

The uterus, or womb, is where a fetus grows in a person's body when they are pregnant. The uterus...

Rett syndrome can begin as early as 6 months of age, with symptoms being so subtle that parents may not even notice the change in their child’s development.
June 06, 2023

Rett syndrome: an overview of this rare genetic disorder

What is Rett syndrome? Rett syndrome is a rare genetic disorder in which a child’s early growth and development regresses...

Rare Diseases

Richard Engel and his wife Mary lost their son Henry, right, in 2022 to Rett syndrome. Their younger son Theo was born in 2019.
May 30, 2023

Weathering a rare childhood disorder

As a chief foreign correspondent for NBC News over the past 15 years, Richard Engel has covered wars and conflicts around...

Rare Diseases
Listening to music or setting aside alone time can help teens manage stress.
May 18, 2023

Teens and stress: When it’s more than worry

Stress—and sometimes feeling anxious—is a natural and normal experience for everyone, including children and teenagers. But when those feelings last...


Adolescence can be a complicated time, especially for mental health, and some teens want their communities to do more in response.
May 16, 2023

Teens are talking about mental health

The prevalence of mental health issues is hard to measure, but federal data show how widespread the challenges are. The...

Mental Health
NICHD supports and conducts research to help save lives and promote wellbeing.
January 06, 2023

60 years of innovation: NICHD research through the years

Since 1962, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has helped save lives and improve...


Personal Story

Mavis Stephens, who lost two babies to preeclampsia complications, speaks out about the condition to help other women.
December 16, 2021

Mother spreads awareness after multiple preeclampsia diagnoses

When Mavis Stephens became pregnant with her first child in 1995, she expected a healthy pregnancy. She was young and active...

Pregnancy, Personal Story, Children and Teenagers, Women
Allyson Felix after winning the 400-meter Olympic bronze medal in Tokyo.
October 14, 2021

Allyson Felix is a champion for maternal health

Rigorous training and preparation has helped Allyson Felix win 11 Olympic medals, two of which she won this past summer at...

Pregnancy, Celebrity, Personal Story, Hero Feature, Children and Teenagers, Women, Issue Hero