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NIAID Is Dedicated To Saving The Lives Of People With TB

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Originally published on niaid.nih.gov Statement of Christine F. Sizemore, PhD., Richard Hafner, M.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. National Institute of...

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.

AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care

John Weeks | Posted 12.17.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The nation's crisis in pain treatment and need to reduce opioid dependence has lifted a powerful chorus of voices to change insurance practices. The A...

Trumpism and the Bigotry of the Antagonists to Integrative Medicine and Health

John Weeks | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Waking this day post election to the ascending era of Trump in national politics is unfortunately familiar territory for those of us in integrative he...

Rx for Innovation, the Transition Team and the Room Where it Happens

Margaret Anderson | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Margaret Anderson

The nation's innovator community has clear ideas for the next president and administration. We should know. Through FasterCures' Rx for Innovation pro...

Zika, Pandemics, And The Market Model: Till Death Do Us Part?

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Bernard Starr

Zika Virus by en.wikipedia.org Everyone agrees that the Zika virus poses a threat, not only to pregnant women, but possibly to everyone. The virus at...

Millions Are Missing: Will The World Finally Notice?

Maureen Hanson | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Maureen Hanson

Let's hope that the Millions Missing ME movement will finally convince everyone of the seriousness of this overlooked disease and garner the respect and support that will allow its victims to resume their lives

MillionsMissing: A Hidden Epidemic and a Day of Action

Rivka Solomon | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Rivka Solomon

(Photo credit: Mary F. Calvert) A hidden epidemic has swept the globe -- and your neighborhood is not immune. In its wake are millions of lives ruine...

Shortage Of Organs For Transplantation -- Is More Research on Human-Animal Chimeras the Right Approach?

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 09.15.2016 | Science
Silvia Camporesi

It is time to discuss, once again, the lifting of a moratorium on research. We are not talking about the CRISPR genome-editing moratorium, but about the 20 August announcement by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lift the moratorium on research involving chimeric human/non-human embryos.

Federal Funding Drives U.S. Innovation

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 06.10.2016 | Science
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

What if we could strengthen or weaken emotionally charged memories? Such a scientific breakthrough would have tremendous therapeutic implications, mak...

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 ...

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

Bombshell Report: NFL Attempted To Influence NIH Study On Brain Disease

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.23.2016 | Sports

A bombshell report released Monday by Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee implicates top NFL officials in an attempt to influence a s...

Be Aware and Beware: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is an Equal Opportunity Disease

Maureen Hanson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Hanson

But more action is needed. Will any of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee's recommendations be implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services?

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...

Your Last Chance to Ask Candidates a Science Question

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.03.2016 | Science
Matthew Chapman

Nothing impacts modern life more than science and yet the candidates are rarely asked questions about it and almost never mention it in speeches. This is a neglect of almost insane proportions. Even children know this.

NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2017 | 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.

It's Time to Strengthen America's Commitment to the Next Generation of Researchers

Sen. Tammy Baldwin | Posted 02.25.2017 | Science
Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Across America, groundbreaking research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) alone adds millions of dollars to our economy every year. In fact, NIH funding generated an estimated $58 billion in economic output nationwide in 2014.

Rousseff Launches a National Mobilization Against Zika

Paulo Sotero | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Paulo Sotero

Wearing tee-shirt and hat proclaiming that the mosquito that spreads Zika "is not stronger than an entire nation," president Dilma Rousseff led an unprecedented national mobilization against the disease on Saturday February 13th.

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...

Here's Why We Don't Have A Vaccine For Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

As the research community gears up to address Zika virus, one common question has been why, if we’ve known about Zika since 1947, are we only starti...

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2016

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Science
Margaret Anderson

Advances in scientific discovery are converging with unparalleled policy and regulatory action for medical research. At FasterCures, we have surveyed the landscape and interviewed subject matter experts to come up with our recommendations of the top 10 issues to keep an eye on in 2016.

White House Releases Plan To Fight Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

The Obama administration unveiled a long-awaited plan to combat the growing threat of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, a deadly strain of the number ...

Encouraging News from Monitoring the Future

Nora Volkow | Posted 12.16.2016 | Science
Nora Volkow

Revealing the results of the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of drug use and attitudes among American middle- and high-school students is an...