NIH launches new Spanish-language site for child health and human development

May 19, 2015, 10:00 ET from Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

BETHESDA, Md., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched a Spanish-language website that provides free information on health topics, including maternal and infant care, obesity, HIV/AIDS, fertility/infertility, and pregnancy.

The new site offers the latest research news from the NICHD, as well as Spanish-language podcasts and materials on a wide range of topics, such as the safety of taking anti-HIV drugs during pregnancy and how bilingualism improves brain function. In addition to information on taking part in clinical research trials, the site also describes the NICHD's outreach and educational campaigns, including Safe to Sleep®, about ways to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep-related causes of infant death, and Know Your Terms, about healthy full-term pregnancy.

The website is available at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/espanol.

If you would like to comment on the site, write to NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov.

About the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD): The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Institute's website at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/.  

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): The NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about the NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.

SOURCE Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH