NIH Awards $8.5 Million for Research on Pharmaceuticals for Children – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A new research initiative will sponsor 18 studies in pediatric cardiology, neonatology and pediatric neurology.
Dr. Hirschfeld: We need to understand if the diseases that are seen in children… are the same diseases as they are in adults… or if they are different.
Narrator: Dr. Steven Hirschfeld is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Dr. Hirschfeld: We were particularly interested in conditions related to childhood seizures, to high blood pressure, and related to treatments of infections in very young children.
Narrator: Dr. Hirschfeld says until now, children have not been as closely studied as adults for various reasons. For details on the awards, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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