The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Children’s Study announces a public comment period for the first phase of its study’s research plan. The deadline for comment is September 25, 2007.

For instructions on how to submit a comment and more information, visit

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According to National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), tentative plans for sleep-related data collection include maternal interview at delivery; plans for infant sleeping; disruption of child sleep by wheezing; health-related behaviors; child’s sleep duration; day and night control of allergens; sleep environment; and maternal sleep habits prior to and during pregnancy.