National Institute of Health – Birth Defects

This website provides updates on the latest health and scientific research conducted by NIH. The “Health Information Index” has a subject/word guide to diseases and conditions under investigation at NIH. This site also provides access to online catalogs, journals, and grant funding information. The Birth Defects page ( provides links to various related organizations and resources.

NIH Child Health and Human Development

NICHD conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families and populations in order to improve health of all by reducing infant mortality, understanding reproductive health, fertility/infertility, learn about growth and development and examine, prevent and treat birth defects, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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NIH Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

NIAAA provides leadership towards the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems through conducting and supporting research, collaborating with research institutes, and translating and disseminating research findings.

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