Author Archives : Medline

About 1 in 3 adults in the United States say they don’t get enough sleep.

‘Why can’t I sleep?!’

A good night’s rest does more than energize you—sleep can affect your mood, keep your heart healthy, and help you feel better when you’re sick. But not everyone gets enoughRead More

Sneezing less with CATNIP

Cat allergies affect millions of Americans. They bring a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including stuffy noses, sneezing, scratchy throats, watery, itchy eyes, and itchy rashes. In severe cases, they canRead More

Uncovering a cure: NIH-supported research lays the groundwork for understanding and treating pain

From the lab to the bedside Pain affects millions of Americans. It’s hard to measure, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment approach. NIH conducts and supports basic, translational, and clinicalRead More

Dr. Rory Cooper headshot.

Engineer and athlete Rory Cooper, Ph.D., draws from personal experience to design new technologies for people with disabilities

Rory Cooper, Ph.D., is a Paralympian, Army veteran, world-renowned inventor and engineer, and disability advocate. In 1994, he founded the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), a collaboration with the UniversityRead More

NIDCR researchers studied mice to understand how sound dulls pain.

Audio analgesia: How sound blunts pain—at least in mice

Music can take your pain away Since the 1960s, music and other sounds have been found to ease pain from a range of different health conditions and procedures. Research showsRead More

Zain Verjee speaks at the Unstoppable Africa Conference in 2022.

Zain Verjee is no longer hiding from psoriasis

As a leading international journalist on CNN and other major television news outlets, Zain Verjee’s face was visible to millions of people every day. But she “spent a lifetime hiding”Read More

About 2 million people in the United States are living with an amputation, with lower-limb amputations being the most common.

How a prosthetic ankle improves balance control

When someone loses a leg or other limb, a prosthetic device (a tool designed to replace a missing part of the body) can play a role in improving their qualityRead More

David Rice gives the opening remarks during the NIH 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month kick-off event.

Deafness is not a burden

Being deaf is not the same for everyone with the condition. Deafness means partial or complete loss of hearing in one or both ears and can range from mild toRead More

After living with sickle cell disease for decades, Tesha Samuels underwent gene therapy at National Institutes of Health.

Tesha Samuels advocates for others after living with sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease affects more than 100,000 people in the United States every year, and for three decades, Tesha Samuels was among them. After going through a gene therapy programRead More

New regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids could make them more accessible to people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Loud and clear: What to know about hearing loss

Hearing loss affects approximately 37.5 million people in the United States ages 18 years or older. It affects one in three people ages 65 to 74 and nearly half ofRead More