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Health

Sebelius Announces New $250 Million Investment to Lay Foundation for Prevention and Public Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $250 million in new Affordable Care Act investments to support prevention activities and develop the nation’s public health infrastructure.

New Videos Reveal How NIH Identifies the Most Promising Research Applications

The National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review (CSR) today released a new video to show new applicants and others how NIH assesses over 80,000 grant applications each year to help find those with the most merit. With the majority of...

ONC Issues Final Rule to Establish the Temporary Certification Program for Electronic Health Record Technology

ONC Issues Final Rule to Establish the Temporary Certification Program for Electronic Health Record Technology
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today issued a final rule to establish a temporary...

Medicinal Marijuana: A Patient-Driven Phenomenon

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have launched a medical experiment that doesn't follow any of the rules of science.

One third of world's donated blood supply from young people – UN health agency

More than one third of the life-saving blood donations worldwide are made by people under the age of 25, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day.

Want To Get Faster, Smarter? Sleep 10 Hours

A study from researchers at Stanford University finds that extra hours of sleep at night can help improve football players' performance on drills such as the 40-yard dash and the 20-yard shuttle.

DEA-Led Operation Delivers Over 2,000 Arrests

JUN 10 - (WASHINGTON) – DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart joined Attorney General Eric Holder to announce the arrest of 2,266individuals on narcotics-related charges in the United States and the seizure of more than 74.1tons of illegal...

Secretary Sebelius Statement on New York’s Landmark Rate Review Law

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released the following statement today after the Governor of New York signed legislation granting the state authority to review and approve health insurance premiums before they take effect,...

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Plays Key Role in Cell Survival

Scientists have discovered that a gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may play a beneficial role in cell survival by enabling neurons to clear away toxic proteins. A study funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes...

NIH Researchers Identify New Steps in Spread of Malaria Parasite Through Bloodstream

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have observed two previously unknown steps in the spread of the malaria parasite through the bloodstream. And in laboratory cultures, the researchers interfered with one of these steps, raising the...