WASHINGTON — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Continue reading
For the first time, an experimental vaccine taken by 20 healthy adults is successfully and safely stimulating an immunity against Ebola. Judy Woodruff talks to Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health on how the vaccine was developed and when we might see protection from the disease. Continue reading
The first nurse in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola, Nina Pham, is now free of the virus and set to be released, National Institutes of Health officials said today. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation’s public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus before a congressional hearing Thursday. Continue reading
Controlling the epidemic could cost $490 million and will need the help of thousands of local health workers and hundreds of international experts. Continue reading
More than 18,000 seniors died as the result of falls in 2010, and thousands more are injured every year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The nation’s largest and most intensive study of how to best prevent seniors’ injuries from falling will begin next year under a $30 million grant announced Wednesday by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health.
Ten rival pharmaceutical companies have joined forces with the National Institutes of Health in a new initiative to research Alzheimer’s, Type 2 diabetes, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The unlikely pact between the competing firms — which includes big names like … Continue reading
Major science organizations rely heavily on government funding, including top federal programs like the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and NASA. Jeffrey Brown talks to Matt Hourihan of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on how the sequester will impact researchers. Continue reading