WHAT: This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI began as the National Heart Institute on June 16, 1948, when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Heart Act. In 1969, the Institute expanded its mission (and name) to cover research on lung diseases, and in 1976, the Institute grew fu...
There is a substantial unmet clinical need for new strategies to protect hematopoietic stem cells, which give rise all the different types of blood cells, after radiation injury from cancer therapy or accidental exposure.
For the eighth year in a row, the NHLBI-developed DASH diet ranked as the best overall diet by U.S. News and World Report. In 2018, for the first time ever, DASH tied for the top spot with the Mediterranean diet.
A dietary intervention in postmenopausal women aimed at reducing fat and increasing the intake of vegetables, fruits, and grains did not increase the risk of diabetes and may have slowed its progression, according to a recent study partly funded by NHLBI.
Black women living in highly segregated neighborhoods are 30% more likely to become obese during a 25-year period spanning early adulthood to middle age, compared with black women living in neighborhoods with low levels of segregation.
A chronic autoimmune disease called giant cell arteritis (GCA) can cause inflammation of large blood vessels—a potentially fatal condition.
An editorial by NHLBI's Nakela L. Cook, M.D. in the latest issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes discusses sex differences in etiology and management of myocardial infarction as key pending topics in the cardiovascular research agenda.
Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say may help explain why some people need more sleep than others.
Recently, an NIH-funded research study called the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) demonstrated benefits of intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure to a goal of less than 120 mm Hg versus the standard target of less than 140 mm Hg.
Nearly half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, according to the World Health Organization.