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Feds Use Funds for Medicaid, Children's Services to Avoid Delaying Zika Vaccine Research
Federal health officials have been forced to take $81 million in funds from various government programs, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Administration for Children and Families, in order to avoid delaying research on Zika vaccines, according to a letter from U.S.
Congress Urged to Return From Recess as Zika Money Dries Up
The Zika virus is in the United States and money dedicated to fighting the virus is running out, but that doesn't mean Congress has plans to return, yet. Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a letter today outlining exactly how and when the current funds will run out, pleading with Congress to work
Martine Rothblatt, Bina Aspen Talk Saving Their Daughter, Artificial Intelligence
The couple spoke to Whoopi Goldberg about their daughter's illness and the medical and technological advances they've made.
Byrd uses relationship with the Diamondbacks to bring awareness to SMA
IT WAS Star Wars night a couple of months ago at Chase Field in Phoenix, and Chris Byrd went a little overboard. He dressed his kids up in elaborate costumes and fashioned their wheelchairs into a sandcrawler and a command shuttle. The wheelchairs took about 20 hours to decorate, and the question
‘Precision Medicine’ Pills Shrink Little Girl’s Rare Brain Tumors After Chemo Fails
Today, Allison Schablein looks like a healthy 8-year-old, recently finishing her dance class and looking forward to summer. But this little girl from New Hampshire has overcome a type of cancer that is often fatal for children. At age 4, Allison started telling her parents that she had headaches.
Former Pharmaceutical Exec Who Quit to Care for Ailing Sister Explains ‘Logical’ Decision
Christi Shaw was U.S. president of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis when she stunned the business world by walking away from it all. She did it to care for her older sister, Sherry Whitford, who was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer more than two years ago. Whitford was facing a potentially bleak
What We Know About the First Zika Vaccine Trial by Inovio Pharmaceuticals
A U.S. company has announced the first clinical trial of a Zika vaccine intended to prevent the virus from spreading further. Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced on Monday it will start a Phase I safety trial of their potential vaccine in the next few weeks. Here's what we know about this first
Hockey icon Gordie Howe dies at 88
Hockey legend Gordie Howe died Friday, the Detroit Red Wings have confirmed. He was 88. Howe, who was known as Mr. Hockey, holds NHL records for most games (1,767) and seasons (26). His 801 career goals rank second to Wayne Gretzky's 894. The Hall of Famer played on four Stanley Cup championship
Dr. Besser Hosts Chat with CDC Director Thomas Frieden
ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor, Dr. Richard Besser hosts a Facebook chat with CDC Director, Thomas Frieden.
Implant to Curb Opioid Addiction Approved by FDA, Offering New Tool to Fight Epidemic
The first implantable treatment for opioid addiction was approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The implant, a match-sized rod that is inserted under the skin, releases a milder opioid drug called buprenorphine that is usually taken orally to treat addiction. Under the name