Physical Health

Infectious diseases affecting children and pregnant women

Changes in the HIV epidemic and the emergence of new infectious diseases present ongoing research challenges. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)...

Tracking the path to diabetes over time

More than 84 million Americans have elevated levels of glycemia. If not treated, the condition leads to type 2 diabetes , the 7th leading cause of death in the...

Understanding and supporting caregiving for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias

As the number of people living into their 80s and 90s grows, the number of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia (ADRD) is expected to increase as well, since...

Using CARE in coping with Alzheimer's

Caregivers’ Reactions and Experience (CARE) is a supplemental substudy of the Imaging Dementia—Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study, which began recruiting over 18,000 Medicare beneficiaries in March 2016. CARE...

Using HINTS to discover how the public learns about cancer

Advances in technology and social media have made health information more widely available than ever before. Knowing how people find out about cancer helps determine the best ways to...

Providing assistance with the collection of data on adolescent health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants to help identify risk behavior among youth to help guide efforts to reduce these behaviors and improve health outcomes of...

Understanding Vietnam veterans' health

To better understand and meet the health needs of veterans who served during the Vietnam era (the early 1960s to the mid-1970s), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...

Monitoring Zika in Mexico

As in so many countries, Mexico faces a variety of mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, chikungunya, and dengue. Westat will help conduct research in Mexico, sponsored by the National Institute...

Developing an evaluation plan

Dental needs are the highest unmet health need for children and have long-term life consequences. Despite Medicaid coverage of dental care, only a little more than 1/3 of children...

Strengthening cancer research across Latin America

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. More than twice as many people die from cancer than from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The National Cancer Institute...

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