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For some federal health programs, a shuttered government means business as usual. But the congressional impasse over funding will hit others hard.
KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Rovner discuss some of the developments that shook up health news this week.
An NIH-funded network of hospitals uses advanced genetic science and nationwide collaboration to diagnose rare and sometimes undiscovered diseases.
Among the institutions that stand to lose most are those in California, especially the University of California and Stanford University.
In a paradox, researchers say testing for a vaccine will depend on the outbreak recurring this year.
Two prescription medications have been found to be successful in helping many patients with alcohol cravings. Yet they are rarely used and many patients don’t know they exist.
Some clinics on NIH’s website charge people to participate in testing of unproven treatments — and it can come as a surprise to unsuspecting patients.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently spoke with KHN’s Carmen Heredia Rodriguez about vaccine development and the ongoing fight in Congress over emergency funding.
Some say this trend is the future of biomedical research. But along with its potential, it also faces significant challenges.
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for the White House to lead a national strategy to promote and continue advances in trauma care.
It’s not clear yet if the full Senate or House will concur in the plan to cut funding for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which operates in all states and gives beneficiaries free advice on enrollment in drug and insurance plans, appealing coverage decisions and applying for financial subsidies.
Five states have already eliminated sales tax on feminine products, and New York City is also trying to make the products available for free in schools.
As presidential candidates, state officials and even President Barack Obama wrestle with how to handle drug addiction, scientists lay out some of the intersections between opioid prescriptions and heroin abuse in the New England Journal of Medicine, including findings that crackdowns on opioid prescriptions may not fuel increases in heroin use.
Clinical trials should look at whether men and women are affected differently, but the NIH isn’t holding researchers accountable, a new report says.
When the Bush administration choked federal funding for research involving cells taken from human embryos, some states opted to start their own programs.
Congress faces budgetary decisions, worrying advocates for medical research, teen pregnancy prevention and other federal initiatives.
NIH analysis quantifies who is in pain and when, including more than 25 million people who say they have pain every day.
Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood date back to 1982, while fetal tissue research had bipartisan support until the release of secret camera videos.
This former member of Congress wants to change how the nation views mental illness – both in terms of streamlining research for new treatments and improving the mental health care system.
The 21st Century Cures bill now being considered by Congress would extend a program that promotes pediatric drug research.