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The Government Just Funded The Biggest Long-Term Study Of Black Cancer Survivors

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living

The National Institutes of Health recently announced that it will fund the largest-ever study of African-American cancer survivors. The agency is prov...

Donald Trump's Budget Is Universally Unloved

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Over the course of the last three years, a bipartisan group of lawmakers made painstaking attempts to pass a major restructuring of bio...

Health Care Is Complex -- No, Really

Michael Golden | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics
Michael Golden

Two years ago today, I published Unlock Congress: Reform the Rules - Restore the System. The book was a non-partisan effort to assess the defective na...

Here Are Some Scary Things That Can Happen To You In A Hospital

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.07.2017 | Healthy Living

After heart disease and cancer, the third greatest cause of death in America is medical mistakes, according to Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Martin Makary...

Please Do Not Take Medical Advice From Goop

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle website, Goop, has enviable fashion, travel and home design spreads. But when it comes to health and wellness, the site ...

This Great-Grandmother Has Been Volunteering For 73 Years -- And Doesn't Plan To Stop Anytime Soon

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

Every Wednesday and Thursday, you can find Mary Bochanis volunteering ― a service she’s been performing for the last 73 years. The sprightly 92-ye...

What I Hope Our Kids Have Learned From Their Dad's Time In The White House

Kari McDonough | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Kari McDonough

Eight years ago, when our kids were 7, 4 and 1, their dad started work in the West Wing of the White House. They are now high school, middle school, a...

Donald Trump And The Great Stem Cell Decision

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.16.2017 | Science
Don C. Reed

I do not think President-elect Donald Trump has his mind completely made up on the subject of stem cell research. Certainly I cannot find any quotes from him opposing the research.

Children Of Obese Parents May Be Slower To Develop

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

One in five pregnant women is overweight or obese, a growing public health issue that’s particularly troubling in light of recent findings linking p...

New Law Bans Sale Of Specific Cough Medicine To Minors

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

Children under the age of 18 in Florida are now banned from purchasing over-the-counter cough syrup that contains the active ingredient dextromethorph...

The Common Dementia Condition You've Probably Never Heard Of

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 12.20.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

When you think back on the life of the late Robin Williams, you may remember him as being a brilliant comic, versatile actor, and generous humanitarian. You probably wouldn't think of Williams, who tragically died at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide, as a dementia sufferer.

If You Love Someone With Autism, Don't Vote For Trump

Hannah Brown | Posted 11.07.2016 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Don't give an ignorant bully the power to make decisions about our children and their futures.

Year of the Monkey: Primate Research under the microscope in UK and US

Monica Engebretson | Posted 09.14.2016 | Science
Monica Engebretson

It seems that 2016 has been the Year of the Monkey in more ways than one. In both the United States and the United Kingdom the use of primates in rese...

The Gatekeepers Are Running the Government

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Chances are the general public, journalists or others who need to speak to the principals, whether elected or appointed, will not get a look in because of the gatekeepers: those busybodies who take it upon themselves to affect things by blocking messages or meetings.

Outrage of the Month: New Evidence Shows Parents of Babies in NIH-Funded Oxygen Experiment Were Misled

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

Read more in Public Citizen's June Health Letter "Because all of the treatments proposed in this study are standard of care, there is no predictable ...

Accessible Internet, Communication, and Technology (ICT) - Bottom-line, Accessibility Benefits Everyone

Debra Ruh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Universal accessibility in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector holds unparalleled promise and opportunity for people with disab...

The Hunt for Cures for Orphan Diseases

Robin L. Smith | Posted 04.19.2016 | Science
Robin L. Smith

Each year in the United States four million babies are born. Each birth is a time of great rapture and joy because of the tremendous amount of love an...

5 Myths About Life Science Innovation in the United States

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Policymakers should reject the false choice between public-sector leadership and private-sector leadership. America leads the world because its system maximizes the strengths of both.

Advocacy Drives Medical Progress Forward

Mary Woolley | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We should and must continue to invest sufficiently in research to keep pace with scientific opportunity. Congress must increase funding for the NIH by at least 10 percent ($3.2 billion) in FY17 to help patients like Lorri who are determined to find solutions to what ails us.

The Best of America: Part I

Deborah Derrick | Posted 11.01.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

In a matter of weeks, I'll be stepping away from nearly eight years of working to promote global health. I hardly knew how absorbed I'd get in this ...

NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2016, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reaffirms its commitment to researching ways to better understand, prevent, diagnose and treat TB.

Intervening Early to Prevent Substance Use Disorders

Nora Volkow | Posted 03.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Nora Volkow

The brain is an organ that adapts in both short- and long-term ways to its environment, and prevention science over the past few decades has shown cle...

Medical Research: The Best Investment We Can Make in Our Future

Darrell G. Kirch, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2017 | Science
Darrell G. Kirch, M.D.

Congress and the Obama administration have demonstrated their willingness to increase funding in a way that makes a real difference. They can continue the current momentum by providing relief from sequestration and increasing the spending caps so that Congress can allot more funding to NIH.

Cancer 'Moonshot' Has Paltry Dollars, Losers

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Whenever the government wants to be seen to be doing something huge, it invokes the Manhattan Project or the moon landing. So the new cancer initiativ...

Nurse Brought The Magic Of Snow To Kids In Hospital Who Can't Go Outside

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.01.2016 | Good News

This nurse brought a flurry of excitement to kids in the hospital. Alex Classen, a clinical research nurse at the National Institutes of Health Clini...