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The NIH Director On Why Americans Aren't Getting Healthier, Despite Medical Advances

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: It's Dr. Francis Collins' last few weeks as director of the National Institutes of Health after 12 years, serving under three presidents. Collins made his name doing the kind of biomedical research NIH is famous for, especially running The Human Genome Project, which fully sequenced the human genetic code. The focus on biomedicine and cures has helped him grow the agency's budget to over $40 billion a year and win allies in both political parties. ...
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Winners of NIH's Decoding Maternal Morbidity Data Challenge announced

The winners of the National Institutes of Health's Decoding Maternal Morbidity Data Challenge were announced today in conjunction with the White House "day of action" on maternal health.
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NIH offers $1 million in cash prizes for innovative diagnostics to help improve maternal health

The National Institutes of Health is offering up to $1 million in cash prizes for innovative diagnostic technologies to help improve maternal health around the world in conjunction with the White House "day of action" on maternal health.
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Daytime meals may reduce adverse metabolic effects associated with night shift work

A small clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health has found that eating during the nighttime—like many shift workers do—can increase glucose levels, while eating only during the daytime might prevent the higher glucose levels now linked with a nocturnal work life.
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Biden requires health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests amid growing concern over Omicron variant

A woman gets a COVID-19 swab test at the Utah County Health Department in Salt Lake City on November 20, 2020.George Frey/Getty Images Biden required health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID tests on Thursday. Those who aren't covered by private insurance can find free tests at clinics and health centers, Biden said. The policy comes amid growing concern over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that health insurers must pay for at-home ...
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Biden announces plan to get booster shots to 100m Americans amid Omicron arrival in US

President lays out pandemic battle plan for the winter months, including expanded pharmacy availability for vaccinesJoe Biden announced new actions to combat the coronavirus in the US, including a nationwide campaign encouraging vaccine boosters, an expansion of at-home tests and tighter restrictions on international travel.Buffeted by the emergence of the Omicron variant and a political backlash from Republicans, the US president visited the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, ...
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Biden requires health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests amid growing concern over the Omicron variant

A woman gets a COVID-19 swab test at the Utah County Health Department in Salt Lake City on November 20, 2020.George Frey/Getty Images Biden on Thursday required health insurers to cover the cost of at-home COVID-19 tests. Those who aren't covered by private insurance can find free tests at health centers, Biden said. The policy comes amid growing concern over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that health insurers must pay for at-home COVID-19 ...
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Joe Biden to announce nationwide coronavirus battle plan

Plans include a drive to encourage vaccine boosters, expansion of at-home tests and tighter restrictions on international travelJoe Biden is set to announce new actions to combat the coronavirus, including a nationwide campaign encouraging vaccine boosters, an expansion of at-home tests and tighter restrictions on international travel.Buffeted by the emergence of the Omicron variant and a political backlash from Republicans, the US president will visit the National Institutes of Health in Bethes...
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NIH director says to wear masks amid Omicron fears: 'I know we're all tired of this, but the virus is not tired of us'

NIH Director Fr. Francis Collins testify before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee looking into the budget estimates for National Institute of Health (NIH) and the state of medical research on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 26, 2021.Sarah Silbiger/Pool via Reuters The head of the NIH has recommended that people wear face masks amid Omicron fears. "I know we're all tired of this, but the virus is not tired of us," the NIH director said on "GMA." The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was...
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NIH director Francis Collins says there's 'reason to be pretty optimistic' vaccines will be effective against the Omicron variant

National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins.MSNBC NIH head says there's reason to be "optimistic" that COVID-19 vaccines would work against Omicron. Collins urged people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and to get their boosters. The Omicron variant first emerged in South Africa where it has rapidly spread.  There is "reason to be pretty optimistic" that the available COVID-19 vaccines will be effective against the new Omicron variant of the virus, National Institutes of ...
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Fauci says it looks like the Omicron variant could evade some antibodies from COVID-19 vaccines, but they still offer the best chance of protection

Dr. Anthony Fauci.Pool / Pool/ Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned of the dangers posed by the new Omicron coronavirus variant. He said the "profile of the mutation" shows it might evade antibodies from vaccines or natural immunity. The WHO has labeled Omicron as a variant concern and said it appeared to be more transmissible.  Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus might be able to evade antibodies from COVID-19 vaccinations or natural immunity. ...
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10 Things in Politics: Fauci says the US should prep for new variant

Editor's Note: Earlier this morning, we inadvertently sent an email intended for new newsletter subscribers. We apologize for the confusion. Here is today's newsletter:Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. The best Cyber Monday deal: Sign up today and become an Insider for our lowest annual subscription rate ever — just $38 for full access to everything we offer.Here's what we're talking about:Fauci says the US could experience a fifth wave in COVID-19 infections as new Omicron ...
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The Omicron variant has a 'record' number of mutations that may hinder vaccine effectiveness, NIH director says

NIH Director Francis Collins during a November 28, 2021, appearance on "Fox News Sunday."Fox News/Fox News Sunday NIH Director Francis Collins said Sunday that the Omicron variant could present challenges to existing vaccines. The new variant has a "record" number of mutations to the spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches to human cells, he said. He added that people should still get the current vaccines and boosters. The newly discovered Omicron variant of the coronavirus has a "...
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NIH director: Variant 'ought to redouble' vaccination efforts

The director of the National Institutes of Health stressed Sunday that a newly emerged coronavirus variant "ought to redouble" vaccination efforts and other mitigation strategies, saying that while much is unknown about the variant, action should be taken now to avoid "a situation that makes this worse."
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NIH director: New Covid-19 variant 'ought to redouble' vaccination and mitigation efforts

The director of the National Institutes of Health stressed Sunday that a newly emerged coronavirus variant "ought to redouble" vaccination efforts and other mitigation strategies, saying that while much is unknown about the variant, action should be taken now to avoid "a situation that makes this worse."
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1 chart shows how quickly a booster shot can improve immunity, with some extra protection in just a few days

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, receives her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Booster shots are being offered to all US adults. Studies suggest boosts can improve protection against symptomatic COVID-19, at least temporarily, with benefits beginning to accrue after a few days. It's unknown how durable booster shot protection will be, but scientists are hopeful. Two shots are good, but when it comes to preventing symp...
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A Smart Artificial Pancreas Could Conquer Diabetes (slashdot)

IEEE Spectrum reports on the progress being made to develop a "smart artificial pancreas" that senses blood glucose and administers insulin accordingly. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: The artificial pancreas is finally at hand. This is a machine that senses any change in blood glucose and directs a pump to administer either more or less insulin, a task that may be compared to the way a thermostat coupled to an HVAC system controls the temperature of a house. All commercia...
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The 5 most common booster shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosted

71-year-old Frank Mallone receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 4, 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, according to early CDC data. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster.  Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID...
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The 5 most common booster-shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosters

Frank Mallone, 71, received a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 4.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, early CDC data showed. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster. Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID-19 in the US — at ...
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A Smart Artificial Pancreas Could Conquer Diabetes

IEEE Spectrum reports on the progress being made to develop a "smart artificial pancreas" that senses blood glucose and administers insulin accordingly. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: The artificial pancreas is finally at hand. This is a machine that senses any change in blood glucose and directs a pump to administer either more or less insulin, a task that may be compared to the way a thermostat coupled to an HVAC system controls the temperature of a house. All commercia...
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The FDA just authorized booster shots of Pfizer's and Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines for all adults

A pharmacist preparing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.Jessica Hill/AP Photo All adults in the US are now eligible to get a booster shot. The FDA on Friday expanded its emergency OKs for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 shots. Previously, the booster shot was OK'd for certain groups of people at higher risk of COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday expanded its emergency authorizations for booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines, making all ...
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Study reveals mechanism by which vitamin D reduces inflammation caused by immune cells

Scientists recently gained insights into how vitamin D functions to reduce inflammation caused by immune cells that might be relevant to the responses during severe COVID-19. In a study jointly published by Purdue University and the National Institutes of Health, scientists do just that.
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Boston Children's receives NIH grant to co-lead HEALthy Brain and Child Development study

Boston Children's Hospital has been awarded two five-year grants by the National Institutes of Health to co-lead the HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) study, an ambitious, comprehensive national study of brain development from birth through early childhood.
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Life Got A Little Messy

Our local grocery store sells some amazing homemade salsa. It’s so delicious that gas stations could sell it as a fountain drink. One night I was eating some tortilla chips with that amazing salsa, when suddenly I could feel a hair in my mouth. I fished it out of my mouth, and then did what any red-blooded American male would do: I pretended that never happened, and continued eating my salsa.  Much to my dismay, a few bites later I strung another long hair through my teeth. Okay, this is start...
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Long-term study begins to evaluate COVID-19's effects on the overall health of children

A large, long-term study of the impacts of COVID-19 on children has enrolled its first participant at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
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New therapy targets rodents' cells rather than bacterial cells in treating pneumonia

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a therapy that targets host cells rather than bacterial cells in treating bacterial pneumonia in rodents.
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Low amount of caffeine intake during pregnancy may help reduce gestational diabetes risk

Good news for pregnant coffee lovers: Consuming a low amount of caffeine during pregnancy could help to reduce gestational diabetes risk, according to researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institutes of Health. The findings were published Monday in JAMA Network Open.
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LAUNDRY DETERGENTS HARM FERTILITY

Fertility and Toxic Chemicals I always loved that clean smell in my clothes after washing them in the "fresh scent" laundry detergents. Then there are, of course, all of the claims that your clothes will be cleaner and brighter with many of the advertised brands.However, you may be interested to know that what makes your clothes look and smell so great could be Sandy Robertson's Fertility Bodywork, click here a problem not only for your health and fertility, but also for the environme...
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Washington University School of Medicine receives $17 million to address disparities in cancers

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $17 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to address disparities in cancer research, treatment and outcomes in underrepresented populations.
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Study uncovers a process in cells that may limit infectivity of SARS-CoV-2

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have found that a process in cells may limit infectivity of SARS-CoV-2, and that mutations in the alpha and delta variants overcome this effect, potentially boosting the virus's ability to spread.
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