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Spotlight on Extra Zs Spell Better Health
Extra Zs Spell Better Health
Between work/school, errands, and social activities, sleep is often the first thing we cut back on to make room in a busy schedule. Yet sleep is critical to overall health and to restoring health after an illness or injury. The NICHD pursues research on the mechanisms of sleep, its effects on body functions, and the impact of its absence. Back to school time often requires some adjustments to schedules, including sleep schedules. As families get back into the school mode, the Institute highlights its research on the many aspects of sleep and health.   Read more about the NICHD’s involvement in sleep research.

Spotlight on Research on Breastfeeding and Breast Milk at the NICHD
Research on Breastfeeding and Breast Milk at the NICHD
Breastfeeding offers benefits to both mothers and babies. Not only does human milk provide essential calories, vitamins, minerals, and other bioactive components for optimal growth, health, and development, but the process of breastfeeding also helps mother-infant bonding. To mark World Breastfeeding Week, the NICHD describes some of its current research and research findings on breastfeeding and breast milk.   Read more about NICHD breastfeeding research.

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