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CONGRESS - I the FDA Getting a Funding Increase?

"Major health bill would fund medical research, hasten FDA approvals" PBS NewsHour 12/6/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  In Congress, lawmakers are close to passing a major bill that would increase funding for the FDA, the NIH, and the effort to fight opioi...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 12, 2016

60 Minutes: Alzheimer’s Trial Holds Out Possibility of ‘Routine Prevention’

One family with a history of a single genetic mutation traced back to the early 1900s in Colombia may give the rest of the world some answers about the neurodegenerative condition Alzheimer’s disease. Any cure or treatment breakthrough for Alzheime...
by Senior Housing News on Nov 28, 2016

My Pen Pals at the NIH

A few weeks ago I wrote a letter to the NIH ME/CFS Trans-NIH Working Group, stressing the fact that Dr. Walitt was not qualified to be Lead Clinical Investigator of the NIH study, or, for that matter, to be involved in the study in any capacity. ...
by Onward Through the Fog on Apr 11, 2016

NIH Teleconference: Reassurances, Promises, Protestations

On March 8, NIH held a teleconference to inform people in the ME/CFS community about their upcoming study, and to answer questions.The hour-long conference consisted of short summaries of the NIH study by:Dr. Francis Collins, head of NIHDr. Walter Ko...
by Onward Through the Fog on Mar 28, 2016

NIH Study: Foxes Guarding the Henhouse

When the NIH posted the protocol for its study on ME/CFS, it was immediately met with a storm of protest.First, the protocol used the discredited Reeves (aka Empirical) case definition to establish its cohort of patients.Second the tests seemed vague...
by Onward Through the Fog on Mar 11, 2016

NIH takes action to bolster research on ME/CFS

Press Release: NIH, Thursday, October 29, 2015. The National Institutes of Health is strengthening its efforts to advance research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), a disease for which an accurate diagnosis and effe...
by Onward Through the Fog on Oct 29, 2015

An Open Letter from Researchers to Senator Mikulski: Patients suffering from ME/CFS deserve funding

The woeful state of funding for ME/CFS is so dire that two HHS-funded initiatives, the IOM and the P2P, have taken pains to point it out.The IOM committee stated that “Remarkably little funding has been made available” to study this disease, and...
by Onward Through the Fog on Aug 26, 2015

Benzodiazepine Often Used in Older People Despite Risks

Benzodiazepine Often Used in Older People Despite Risks Benzodiazepines include the medications alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), and lorazepam (Ativan). These drugs are widely prescribed to treat anxiety and sleep problems. But while effective,...

NIH Roorkee LDC & Stenographer Recruitment 2014

NIH Roorkee Recruitment 2014  National Institute of Hydrology Roorkee  invites application for the LDC & stenographer Applications are invited for the following posts to be filled up by direct... [This article was first posted on www.resultswa...

Requirement in National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) Oct-2014

National Institute of Hydrology (NIH) (A Govt. of Indi Society under Ministry of Water Resources) Uttarakhand Applications are invited for the following posts to be filled up by direct recruitment in National Institute of Hydrology, at its Headquarte...

An Addiction Treatment Center Offers A Perfect Environment for Sobriety

Environment can have a great influence on our thoughts, mood, feelings, and behavior. Although we tend not to consider how much the atmosphere around us affects us, it does. For instance, compare being in a field of yellow flowers to walking in Times...
by Recovery Advocates on Sep 30, 2014

More Deadly Pathogens Discovered in US Government Labs

There is a lot more dangerous pathogens hidden away in government labs than the government realized. While it’s a bit disturbing these potentially deadly pathogens were sitting in insecure areas, the reason they’re being found is due to a...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Sep 6, 2014

NIH to Scientists: Check Your Deadly Vials Please

If you are a scientist handling deadly pathogens, it's time to clean out your freezer. The National Institutes of Health has declared September National Biohazard Stewardship Month, after two recent incidents involving dangerous diseases in laborator...
by Cnet Analysis on Sep 3, 2014

NIH to Scientists: Check Your Deadly Vials Please

If you are a scientist handling deadly pathogens, it's time to clean out your freezer. The National Institutes of Health has declared September National Biohazard Stewardship Month, after two recent incidents involving dangerous diseases in laborator...
by Cnet Analysis on Sep 3, 2014

HEALTH - NIH Orders New Drugs be Tested on Both Sexes

"NIH orders scientists to test new drugs on animals of both sexes" PBS NewsHour 5/20/2014ExcerptJUDY WOODRUFF (NewsHour):  When you see headlines about a new drug on the market, chances are you have rarely thought about the gender of the lab ani...
by Mage Soapbox on May 23, 2014

HEALTH - 10 Big Drug Companies Band Together for Cures

"Ten big drug companies unite to study major diseases" PBS Newshour 2/8/2014ExcerptHARI SREENIVASAN (Newshour):  Earlier this week, 10 big drug companies that rarely share their secrets agreed to work together with the National Institutes of Hea...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 10, 2014

Many Promising Embryonic Stem Cell Therapies Ensnared In Legal Loophole

Human Embryonic Stem Cells In this image, the human embryonic stem cells are colored blue. Clay Glennon, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hey, isn't it great that university scientists are working on making embryonic stem cell therapies? They've done...
by Cnet Analysis on Feb 7, 2014

Vitamin D Levels Predict Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Vitamin D Levels Predict Multiple Sclerosis Progression Among people with early-stage multiple sclerosis (MS), those with higher blood levels of vitamin D had better outcomes during 5 years of follow-up. Identifying and correcting vitamin D insuffici...

Toxin Kills HIV-Infected Cells

Toxin Kills HIV-Infected Cells An HIV-specific poison can kill cells in which the virus is still reproducing despite antiretroviral therapy, a study in mice showed. Such targeted therapies could become a tool in strategies to combat HIV.   Electron...


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