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Eat, Sleep, Console

Approach provides more help to infants born dependent on opioids.

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Chronic Pain

Adults report high rates of persistent pain.

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Health Disparities

Study finds disparities carry huge economic burden.

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Vigorous exercise not tied to increase risk.

NIH at a Glance

About NIH

NIH is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

The NIH Director

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., is the Acting NIH Director and provides leadership for the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH.

Funding for Research

NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs.

Labs at NIH

Scientists conduct research on NIH campuses across the U.S., as part of our Intramural Research Program.

Impact of NIH Research

NIH-supported research has had a major positive impact on nearly all of our lives.

Jobs at NIH

The central recruitment point of access to all NIH jobs and training opportunities