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February 27, 2009
By Mark Thornton On Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced a massive initiative against cancer. "Our recovery plan will launch a new effort to conquer a disease that has touched nearly every... Read more
February 26, 2009
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sustained federal research funding is needed to fulfill President Barack Obama's vow to seek "a cure for cancer in our time," a pledge echoing one by President Richard Nixon in... Read more
February 24, 2009
The National Institutes of Health received a 3% increase in funds in the draft 2009 budget, released today (Feb 23) by the US House of Representatives, giving the agency a total of $30.3 billion,... Read more
February 23, 2009
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who administration officials say is the leading contender for U.S. health secretary, said on Monday she had not discussed the job yet with President Barack Obama.... Read more
February 23, 2009
Today Congressman Dave Obey (D-WI), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced a $410 billion bill to wrap up work on the fiscal year 2009 appropriations bills. Important Components... Read more
February 23, 2009
By Andy Stern and Jeff Kindler Through the years, there have been many issues where labor and business don’t see eye to eye.  Here’s one where we firmly agree: the need to fix healthcare, now, not in... Read more
February 19, 2009
By PETER BAKER and ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON — Gov. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, an early Obama ally with a record of working across party lines, is emerging as the president’s top choice for secretary... Read more
February 17, 2009
WASHINGTON — For years, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania has been the National Institutes of Health’s most ardent champion on Capitol Hill. Having survived two bouts with cancer, open-heart... Read more
February 16, 2009
By Alexander Bolton Several senior Senate Democrats have intensified their push for Howard Dean to become the next secretary of Health and Human Services, but the effort has run into what Dean... Read more
February 10, 2009
As Congress debates a major economic stimulus package, investment in energy research is high on the agenda. While this promises benefit to our economy and security, it highlights the value of... Read more