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What is RSS?

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” This function provides you with a quick and easy way to keep current with a variety of information from the NICHD website by having it delivered directly to you. This content is called a feed, RSS Feed, Web feed, RSS stream, or RSS channel.

What is an RSS Reader and how do I get one?

An RSS reader, or aggregator, is a small software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. This tool lets you subscribe to any feeds you want, checks automatically to see when they're updated, and then displays the updates for you as they arrive. You can use an RSS reader through a browser or a standalone program.

Browser-based news readers allow you to read your RSS feeds from any computer. Some browsers, such as Internet ExplorerExternal Web Site Policy, FirefoxExternal Web Site Policy and SafariExternal Web Site Policy, have built-in support for feeds. You can also subscribe to online readers, such as FeedlyExternal Web Site Policy.

How Do I Use RSS Feeds?

Each reader has a slightly different way of subscribing to a new feed. It is best, though to follow the instructions for your specific reader. Generally, you can select the feed icon RSS Feed icon on an NICHD webpage and an XML web page will display. Or you can copy the URL of this page into the news reader.

Go to the NICHD RSS Feed page

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