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Oregon voters to decide Medicaid funding as costs rise
Oregon voters will decide Tuesday whether to fund the state's expansion of Medicaid with taxes on hospitals and health insurers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Dems are "anti-dreamers" who put Americans LAST: The #SchumerShutdown is punishment for daring to love your country
(Natural News) It’s now clear from the ongoing #SchumerShutdown that Democrats put Americans last when it comes to priorities. By refusing to contribute to the 60 votes needed in the U.S. Senate to pass the Continuing Resolution for government funding, Democrats are effectively holding Americans hostage while demanding citizenship for illegal aliens (“undocumented immigrants”) who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two families united in fight for childhood cancer research funding
Only about four percent of federal funding for cancer research is set aside specifically for childhood cancers (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best. In a study Thursday in the journal Science, Johns Hopkins University scientists looked to see how well their experimental test detected cancer in people already known to have the disease. The blood tests found about 70 percent of eight common types of cancer in the 1,005 pat...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilynn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Families unite over fight for childhood cancer research
Our continuing series, A More Perfect Union, aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. Only about four percent of federal funding for cancer research is set aside specifically for childhood cancers. The grim reality is that 17 percent of kids diagnosed will not survive. "CBS Sunday Morning's" Lee Cowan takes a look at the bond forged in battle between two families with a common enemy. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With Clock Ticking, Senate Fails to Vote on Spending Bill
(MedPage Today) -- Government funding expired at 12:01 a.m. Saturday (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 20, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Updates on NCCIH Clinical Trials Among Talks To Be Streamed at Feb. 9 Advisory Council Meeting
On Friday, February 9, the  National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its second meeting of Fiscal Year 2018. NCCIH grantees, potential applicants, and others may find it useful to hear updates on the Center’s activities, policies, and funding priorities. We will provide a livestream of the meeting’s open session via NIH Videocast from 10:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. ET. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) PS18-1802: Integrated HIV Surveillance and Prevention Programs for Health Departments Component A Funding Table
Annual funding amounts for PS18-1802 award recipients. (Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention)
Source: CDC HIV/AIDS Prevention - January 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIDCR E-Newsletter: Winter 2018
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Winter 2018 E-Newsletter is now available. In this Issue: NIDCR News NIH/HHS News Science Advances Funding Opportunities The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD 20892-2190 301-496-4261 (Source: NIDCR Science News)
Source: NIDCR Science News - January 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Upstream, Systems-Based Solutions to the Oral Health Epidemic
Post outlines how the DentaQuest Foundation has been directing its funding to upstream, systems-based solutions to the oral health epidemic for the past decade based on a framework focused on policy, financing, care, and community. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises
CDC is creating two notice of funding opportunities (NOFOs) to improve the U.S. public health system's response to crises: 1) one to fund governmental health departments when responding to an emergency, and 2) another to fund eligible organizations to provide critical technical assistance and other forms of support to parties involved in an emergency response. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'
On day of anti-abortion march, HHS acts on conscience rights and Planned Parenthood funding (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

These medtech companies raised the most VC last year
[Image from unsplash.com]Perhaps there’s a ray of hope that venture capital funding is recovering a bit for the medical device industry. VC firms invested more than $2.8 billion in 2017, an increase of more than $647 million from 2016, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and CB Insights. There were a total 229 deals involving medical device companies last year. The companies raking in the VC cash are doing everything from creating robotic microsurgery for the eyes to building better dialysis machines to bringing neuromodulation to bear on epilepsy. Read on to discover which medtech com...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Hospital Care Implants mHealth (Mobile Health) Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Inc. Auris Surgical Robotics Cereve EarLens Ebb Therapeutics EBR Systems Inc. Fractyl Laboratories immusant MedTech Mox Source Type: news

Centinel Spine reports $132m funding round
Fresh from its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes’ Prodisc assets, Centinel Spine last week reported raising more than $132 million. In the waning days of 2017, Centinel it closed its acquisition of DePuy’s Prodisc-C, Prodisc-L, Prodisc-C Vivo, Prodisc-C Nova, Prodisc-O and Discover cervical and lumbar artificial disc systems. Although the purchase price remained undisclosed, Centinel said at the time that the deal was funded with debt and equity, with Piper Jaffray as its placement agent. In a Jan. 12 regulatory filing, Centinel said it brough...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Centinel Spine LLC Source Type: news

US agency details doctor protections ahead of March for Life
On day of anti-abortion march, HHS acts on conscience rights and Planned Parenthood funding (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pavmed prices $4.3m offering
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) today priced an underwritten public offering of 2,415,278 shares of its common stock at $1.80 per share. The New York City-based company said it would grant the offering’s underwriters a 45-day option to buy up to 362,292 additional shares of common stock to cover over-allotments. Pavmed expects to bring in $3.9 million in net proceeds from the offering after discounts and commissions, which it plans to use for working capital and other general corporate purposes. Yesterday, Pavmed registered for a nearly $90 million offering, saying it plans to float the rights to buy up to 14.6 million ...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Pavmed Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® begins on Monday! If your organization is getting involved with busting myths about drug use or addiction, tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Would-be parents moving house to get free IVF on NHS
Doctor at hospital with UK ’s largest sperm bank says discriminatory funding system behind relocationMany would-be parents are moving house in order to access free IVF on the NHS, sometimes saving themselves £10,000, according to the lead fertility doctor at the UK’s largest sperm bank.Dr Raj Mathur, a consultant gynaecologist atSaint Mary ’s hospital in Manchester, said he “constantly” saw patients moving house and/or GPs in order to get more free IVF cycles.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd North of England editor Tags: IVF NHS Fertility problems Health Society Manchester Sperm donation Embryos Biology Greater Manchester Science UK news Source Type: news

House passes stopgap bill that would delay medical device tax; Senate Dems vow filibuster
Senate Democrats vowed to filibuster a stop-gap bill aimed at keeping the federal government open past a midnight deadline today, after the U.S. House yesterday passed the budget measure which would in part put a two-year pause on the medical device tax. The 2.3% excise tax on U.S. medical device revenues was in effect for two years before a two-year moratorium began in 2016. It went back into effect at the beginning of this year, although the IRS said this week that it will not enforce any penalties for late payments of the medtech levy. The House voted 230-197 to pass the stopgap bill, which also grants a ...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat Capitol Hill medicaldevicetax Source Type: news

House Passes Funding Bill with 6-Year CHIP Renewal
(MedPage Today) -- Senate expected to debate bill Friday (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - January 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Hospitals face ongoing financial, regulatory challenges
As Western New York hospitals and health systems head into 2018, they're making changes to address challenges ranging from shifts in reimbursement models, physician shortages, cuts in funding and executive orders in Washington related to insurance coverage. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency
Displaced children in a UN-run school in the Shujaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza.Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 2018 (IPS)International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees. This week, the U.S. administration announced that it is withholding 65 million dollars from a planned 125-million-dollar aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).UNRWA serves over 5 million refugees with education, healthcare, social services, and emergency assistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

USDA's NIFA invests in fighting citrus greening disease
(National Institute of Food and Agriculture) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced awards to combat citrus greening disease. The funding to support research and extension programs is made through the emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE). CDRE was authorized as part of the 2014 Farm Bill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 19, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The story of Measure 101 told in nine numbers
How many people would be impacted if it fails? How much has each side of the campaign raised? How much federal funding is at stake? Here are 12 numbers to gnaw on. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

The story of Measure 101 told in nine numbers
How many people would be impacted if it fails? How much has each side of the campaign raised? How much federal funding is at stake? Here are 12 numbers to gnaw on. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

The CareVoice gets $2M to bring its cost, quality transparency app to China
The CareVoice, a Shanghai, China-based digital health startup targeting the insurance market, has raised $2 million in early-stage funding. Haitao Capital and SOSV, two China- and US-based venture capital firms, led the round. Other Chinese and Southeast Asian investors also contributed. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital currency-based fitness app Sweatcoin lands $5.7M in funding
Earning a little extra toward workout products and fitness classes could be as easy as tracking the steps you take outside. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Obalon preps $35m offering
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) said this week that it’s planning a share flotation worth $35 million that could swell by another $5 million if an over-allotment option is fulfilled. The San Diego-based medical device company won pre-market approval from the FDA for its ingestible, gas-filled weight-loss balloon in September 2016. The Obalon device is indicated for weight loss in adults 30 to 100 pounds overweight, with a body mass index of 30 to 40, who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. The device is designed to be swallowed in a capsule. Once the capsule reache...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Underfunded NHS needs new financial settlement, warns NAO
NHS providers are 'increasingly struggling to deliver care under the contracts they hold and the prices they are paid', according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report that calls for new funding for the health service. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Commissioning News Source Type: news

Governors to Trump, Congress: Do more to solve opioid crisis
State governors in the US are asking the Trump administration and Congress to provide more funding and coordination to deal with the opioid crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pavmed registers $90m offering
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) has registered for a nearly $90 million offering, saying it plans to float the rights to buy up to 14.6 million units. The New York City-based company said it would issue a single unit for each share of common stock. Each unit is slated to include one common share and a six-year Series Z warrant worth $2.25 per share, redeemable at $3 apiece. Pavmed plans to use the funds it raises from the offering to support its R&D efforts and the development of its current pipeline, according to the prospectus filed with the SEC. Last week, Pavmed cut the exercise price on the Series...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Pavmed Source Type: news

Some hospitals responding to flu as they would for a major disaster
A government shutdown could affect the nation's response to the most widespread flu season in recent years. If a funding bill is not passed, the agency will likely furlough a majority of its staff, including those who monitor the virus. Some school districts in Texas have shut down because of the flu. Omar Villafranca reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global digital health venture capital funding up 42 per cent at $7.2 billion
The total corporate funding for Healthcare IT companies - including debt and public market financing - climbed to $8.2 billion in 2017, 47% increase from the $5.6 billion raised in 2016. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Capita problems affecting practice funding, workforce and patients, say GPs
Some 89% of GP partners report problems with Capita-run primary care support in the past 12 months, with doctors' ability to work undermined for months at a time and practices facing long waits for payments, a GPonline poll reveals. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

NHS continuing healthcare funding: Thirteenth Report of Session 201719
The report says Government must take steps to improve complex process beset with delays and poor-quality assessments because care is compromised too often due to access to funding. NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) funding is intended to help some of the most vulnerable people in society, who have significant healthcare needs, but too often people's care is compromised because no one makes them aware of the funding available, or helps them to navigate the hugely complicated process for accessing funding. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Funding and staffing of NHS mental health providers: still waiting for parity
The spending gap between NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers widened further last year. Analysis done for the report shows that 84 per cent of mental health trusts, which provide the great majority of mental health services, received an increase in funding last year, significantly higher than in previous years. But funding for acute and specialist hospitals has continued to grow more quickly as national leaders have prioritised reducing financial deficits and improving performance in A&E. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teaching trust warns funding shortage will mean patients waiting longer
A major teaching trust has warned it may “not receive enough money” from its commissioner to stop its patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for treatment in 2018-19. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Inside the NHS ’ s winter crisis
Among the procedural messages that paramedic Jason Anderson and his ambulance colleagues receive on their onboard computers as they drive through London, one particular request from hospitals is becoming more and more frequent: Extreme pressure here. Please avoid and use alternative hospital if patient criteria permit. “This morning I’ve received three or four messages like that,” he says. “It means that if we show up to overstretched hospitals there is a high possibility of extended waits. Therefore we constantly try to ensure we take our patients to the most appropriate emergency department”...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine ambulance service fighting cuts and privatisation in the NHS NHS in crisis Source Type: news

Dementia study adds to calls for more funding of music therapy
Music can help reduce symptoms but only 5% of care homes are using it effectively, finds reportThe symptoms of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people with dementia could significantly improve by listening to and playing music, according to a report.The study, which compiled existing evidence as well as talking to experts, found music can help people with dementia recall information and reduce symptoms such as anxiety, agitation and aggression.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Dementia Mental health Social care Health policy Society Politics Public services policy UK news Source Type: news

Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts
There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Harrington Discovery Institute announces 2018 grant funding to 10 physician-scientists
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) Ten physician-scientists are named 2018 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award recipients to support their discoveries in diverse research areas, including cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Schistosoma vaccine to enter phase Ib clinical trial
(George Washington University) Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, in collaboration with a team of researchers at the George Washington University and the Rene Rachou Institute, have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a Phase Ib clinical trial for a Schistosomiasis vaccine in an endemic area of Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AI funding tops $1 billion mark as mobile investments wane
Total corporate funding for healthcare technology companies climbed to $8.2 billion (including debt and public market financing) in 2017 – a whopping 47 percent increase from the $5.6 billion raised in 2016, according to the latest report from Mercom Capital Group. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

School healthcare platform CareDox raises $16M
Pediatric healthcare platform CareDox recently landed $16 million in Series B funding. The round was co-led by AI Life Sciences Investments LLC and 7wire Ventures with additional investments from Digitalis, Prolog Ventures, StartUp Health, and Wanxiang Healthcare Investments.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

More $$ Needed for Health Emergencies, Senators Told
(MedPage Today) -- Current funding is'just a drop in the bucket'(Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pavmed sets terms for warrants offering
Pavmed (NSDQ:PAVM) said today that it set the terms for a forthcoming rights offering, saying it plans to issue a single unit for each share of common stock. Each unit will include one common share and a six-year Series Z warrant worth $2.25 per share, redeemable at $3 each, the New York City-based company said. Last week, Pavmed cut the exercise price on the Series W warrants, from $2.50 to $2.00 apiece, its second price cut since late last year. Originally exercisable at $5.00 apiece, the company slashed the price in half last December. “Pavmed is providing this opportunity to exercise warrants ...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Pavmed Source Type: news

Key Health Programs Need Funding Now, AAFP Tells Congress
The AAFP is keeping pressure on Congress to quickly reauthorize long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and three other vital health programs. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Peerfit's digital fitness benefits platform closes $10.3M round
Peerfit, a Tampa Bay area company that makes a digital platform for fitness benefits, has announced the closure of a $10.3 million Series B funding round. The round was comprised entirely of private investors, including Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, Colliers International Florida Executive Chairman Lee Arnold, and PAR Inc. CEO and Chairman Bob Smith. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Chart-topping fitness app 'Sweatcoin' secures funding
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sweatcoin, a free smartphone app that pays people to be physically active, said on Wednesday it has secured its first round of institutional funding after topping download charts in Britain and the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

BioAdvance drops $3.2m on device, drug bets
Early-stage life science fund BioAdvance announced that it has added an array of new companies to its portfolio, investing nearly $3.2 million into companies from the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Two of the firm’s largest investments went to Opsidio, a Bryn Mawr, Penn.-based company developing monoclonal antibodies to treat fibrotic diseases, and New York-based Pillo Health, which is working on an interactive home healthcare hub. Both companies landed $500,000 contributions from BioAdvance. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post BioAdvance drops $3.2m on device, drug...
Source: Mass Device - January 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Biotech Funding Roundup Hospital Care Imaging Oncology Pharmaceuticals BioAdvance Source Type: news