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Health

Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health on National HIV Testing Day June 27, 2010

Routine HIV testing is central to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In the United States, someone becomes infected with HIV every nine and a half minutes. More than 20 percent of the estimated 1.1 million Americans living with HIV infection do not know...

SWAZILAND: Poor health services hamper PMTCT progress

Swaziland has made remarkable progress in reducing HIV transmission from infected mothers to their babies, but health activists worry that this may be stalled or even reversed if lapses in basic health services are not addressed.

Statement from US Secretary Sebelius on Proposed CMS Rule to Expand Medicare Preventive Services and Expand Access to Primary Care

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took another important step to help improve the health status of Medicare beneficiaries. The proposed regulation will implement the new preventive health benefits created under the...

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...