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Friday, June 22, 2018

The Legacy We Could Create for Freddie Gray

The easy answer is just that he wasn’t motivated enough, just didn’t try hard enough. The fact is Freddie Gray was up against a deck so stacked that it likely would have crushed anyone.

May 7, 2015
Newt, Republican, Trump

Gingrich Is Right: Double Medical Research Budget

Conservative ideologues, in their quest to cut government, cut everything. But Gingrich, bless his black little heart, wants the NIH budget doubled again.

April 28, 2015

Nurse Nina Pham Is Ebola-free: ‘I Feel Fortunate And Blessed’

Learn what Pham had to say upon her release.

October 24, 2014

NIH Director Says U.S. Likely To Spend A Billion On Ebola Fight In Coming Months

Get the latest on the fight against the devastating disease.

October 9, 2014

Smallpox Discovered In Old Storage Room Near D.C.

By Lauren Raab, Los Angeles Times National Institutes of Health workers preparing to move a lab in Bethesda, Md., found an unwelcome surprise in a storage room this month: vials of smallpox. There is no evidence that any of the vials was breached, and no lab workers or members of the public were exposed to […]

July 8, 2014

Medical Sleuths Seek Patients With Mystery Diseases, Offer New Tools

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Everyone loves a mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis, and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of Health have underwritten a nationwide “whodunnit” campaign, with […]

July 3, 2014

To Slim Down, It Helps To Get Up Early And See The Light, Study Says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—To maximize your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: Wake up early and go outside. People who loaded up on light exposure at the beginning of the day were most likely to have a lower body mass index, according to a study published this week […]

April 3, 2014

LGBT Health Inequity Persists; NIH Research Lags

PITTSBURGH — The National Institutes of Health funded only a negligible number of studies researching the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people over more than two decades, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Because of that, health inequities in that population continued unabated, according […]

January 16, 2014