President Trump Proposes Large Budget Cuts for Science
The White House released the President’s Budget Request for fiscal year (FY) 2020 on March 11, 2019, proposing deep cuts to science funding for the third consecutive year. The proposal calls for significant cuts to many federal science agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The $4.7 trillion FY 2020 budget framework includes $1.3 trillion in discretionary spending and provides $543 billion (-5 percent) for nondefense discretionary spending, which is the source for ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

USGS Slated for Restructuring, 16 percent Budget Cut
Under President Trump’s budget plan for fiscal year (FY) 2020, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) would be funded at $983.5 million, a 17 percent cut from the FY 2019 level. The budget proposes to consolidate the agency’s seven mission areas into five new mission areas to reflect “stakeholder-focused realignment of program priorities.” The five new mission areas would be: Ecosystems, Energy and Mineral Resources, Natural Hazards, Water Resources, and Core Science Systems. Programs formerly under the Environmental Health area would be moved into the Ecosystems and Water Resources areas and p...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

President Slashes NIH Funding by 13 percent
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive $34.4 billion in FY 2020, roughly $4.7 billion or 13 percent below the levels enacted by Congress for FY 2019, according to the President’s Budget released on March 11. The budget for NIH includes $492 million in funding made available through the 21st Century Cures Act and $150 million in mandatory funding. The leading biomedical research agency in the world would receive budget cuts across the board. All NIH centers are slated for budget reductions: National Cancer Institute: -8.7 percent National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: -14 percent National Inst...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

White House Proposes 31 Percent Cut to EPA
The White House has proposed a $6.1 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for fiscal year (FY) 2020, a 31 percent cut from the agency’s FY 2019 budget of $8.8 billion. The Administration had proposed drastic cuts to EPA’s budget in FY 2018 and FY 2019 as well, which Congress rejected both times. The plan summary states that the funding priorities will be “reviewing and revising regulations, improving the permitting process, and enhancing collaboration with state, tribal and federal partners.” The agency stated that the proposal “maintains EPA’s focus on its core mis...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

AIBS House Testimony: Restore Funding for Interior and Environment Science
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has provided testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies regarding FY 2020 funding for biological research programs within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Smithsonian Institution. An excerpt from the testimony: “We encourage Congress to provide the USGS with $1.2 billion in FY 2020 and at least $234 million for the Ecosystems mission area within USGS. We further request that Congress provide EPA Science and Technology with at least...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short Takes
Democratic lawmakers in the Senate have introduced a bill to block the White House's plan to establish an "adversarial" panel to reassess the government's analysis of climate science and examine whether climate change impacts national security. The legislation would bar any funding for the proposed science review panel led by known climate skeptic William Happer. The bill is led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Armed Services Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI), and Environment and Public Works Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE), and co-sponsored by 13 other Senators. The bill follows a letter from 58 former in...
Source: Public Policy Reports - March 19, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

National Science Foundation presents the President’s FY 2020 budget request
Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released details of the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request to Congress, which includes a proposed level of funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Detailed information will be available on NSF's website. NSF Director France Córdova issued the following statement: Under the President's FY2020 budget request, NSF will ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298028&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Israel-based Theranica raises $35M in series B funding
Founded in 2016, Theranica, a biomedical technology company focused on developing advanced electroceuticals for migraine and other prevalent diseases, yesterday announced the closing of its round B of financing, of $35M, led by aMoon, Israel's largest healthcare VC. All existing investors of the company – Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionBird, Corundum Open Innovation and Takoa – participated in the round. What they do (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

World's largest study to monitor air quality exposure of 250 children
(King's College London) A new study by King's scientists will monitor air quality exposure of 250 children on their way to school and in the classroom. The announcement was made today at Haimo Primary School in Greenwich by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who is funding the study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GlycoNet awards $1.45 million to eight projects to improve the health of Canadians
(Canadian Glycomics Network) The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) awarded $1.45 million in grants to support eight research projects, to be carried out at seven universities or research centers across Canada. Funding was allocated in the last quarter of 2018. Whether at the data gathering stage, in clinical trial or ready for market, these innovative projects share a common goal: improving the health of people from coast to coast, while generating positive economic outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NHS appoints LGBT health expert
Expert panel also appointed to focus on key issues including access and inequality Related items fromOnMedica Promise to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 High Court rules NHS England must fund HIV drug NICE to review fertility guidance Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy Sexual health services ‘at tipping point’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Funding Gap Leaves Women Scientists at a Lifelong Disadvantage: Study
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Women scientists get less early-career research funding from the U.S. government than men, which can put them at a disadvantage for the rest of their careers, a new study says. Researchers analyzed grants given by the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NAE Awards Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants
Two Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grants of $30,000 each have been awarded to attendees of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The grants provide seed funding to enable further pursuit of important new interdisciplinary research and projects stimulated by the symposia. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Developing the core body of knowledge for the generalist OHS professional - Pryor P.
Historically, the lack of a defined body of knowledge was identified as inhibiting OHS professional education, the quality of OHS advice and recognition of the profession. In 2009, an Australian OHS regulator recognized the issue and provided funding for t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Practice managers call for funding to support set up of PCNs
Practice managers have raised concerns about a lack of funding to support them in setting up primary care networks (PCNs). The additional funding of£1.50 per patient provided as part of the new GP contract will come in from April, after practices have signed up to networks.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 15, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

UNISON says Spring Statement housing proposals don ’ t go far enough
UNISON has welcomed the proposals contained in this week’s Spring Statement to increase housing supply, but warns that they do not go far enough to address the scale of the housing crisis. The key proposals are aimed at boosting housing supply to ensure that the government meets its target of 300,000 new homes by the mid 2020s. They include: £717m from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to deliver 37,000 homes in West London, Cheshire, Didcot and Cambridge; plans to use £3bn to re-establish the Affordable Homes Guarantee Scheme. That scheme – introduced by the coalition government but abolished in 20...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News community housing spring statement Source Type: news

Exclusive: Leading trust warns NHS England over patient safety
A leading trust has warned NHS England about the safety of some of its patients after it failed to secure capital funding for a new facility. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MACPAC Calls on Congress to Phase In Medicaid Safety-Net Hospital Cuts, Shine Sunlight on Supplemental Payments
This report includes recommendations for Congress related to the implementation of pending cuts to disproportionate share hospital (DSH) allotments and the revision of the DSH funding formula to target states with the greatest share of low-income residents, among other things. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 15, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nursing professor wins $6.575 million in grants to tackle musculoskeletal disease
(University of Texas at Arlington) Marco Brotto -- the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in the college, and an internationally renowned scientist and an expert in bone, muscle physiology and sarcopenia -- recently obtained renewal for two grants, and funding for three new grants from the National Institutes of Health. These awards will further his work in tackling sarcopenia and osteoporosis, and support his new work on diabetic skeletal muscle disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

LA cannabis outfit inks reverse merger with Imaging3
Imaging3 said yesterday that it inked a reverse merger deal through which the company will be acquired by a privately held, but unnamed, Los Angeles-based cannabis company. Burbank, Calif.-based Imaging3 said that its buyer holds licenses to manufacture and distribute cannabis products in California, and plans to open an ethanol-based extraction laboratory at its facilities. Through the deal, the unnamed buyer will own 80% of the outstanding common shares of the company while current shareholder will own 20% of the outstanding shares. As part of the deal, the buyer will be required to obtain a “commitment for a bridg...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Imaging3 Source Type: news

TriNetX raises $40M Series D for real-world evidence research platform
The funding will fuel the company's international expansion as well as development of its analytics platform.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hospitals, insurer launch pitch competition for health startups
LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield are partnering to host a Shark Tank-style challenge for health startups, offering a grand prize of up to $50,000. The four-hospital Maryland health care system and the state's largest health insurer are looking to fund young, digital-oriented startups working on technologies to address challenges facing the health care industry. Startups can apply to compete in the pitch challenge, and the chance to win a m inimum of $20,000 in new funding. Winners… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Columbus health IT startup raises another $6.2M in VC funding
Fast-growing health IT startup PriorAuthNow Inc. has raised $6.2 million in Series A financing led by a Silicon Valley VC firm. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Singapore-based CXA group raises $25M to increase regional expansion
Yesterday, Singapore-based health technology startup  CXA Group, which offers an employee benefits and wellness marketplace platform, announced that it has raised $25 million in its latest round of funding. The company’s new group of strategic investors includes HSBC, Singtel Innov8, Telkom Indonesia MDI Ventures, Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia, Muang Thai Fuchsia Ventures, Humanica and Heritas Venture Fund. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Chancellor disappoints nurses and GPs
Spring statement offered no hope on GP pensions or an end to nursing bursaries Related items fromOnMedica Over half of GPs plan to leave within five years Steep rise in early retirement for hospital doctors Vital that parties tackle NHS funding shortfall Paediatrician shortfall jeopardising child health services Doctors bear burden of Government ’s financial failure (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane-REWARD prize - 2017 Award Winner: SYRCLE
When it received the joint second Cochrane-REWARD prize in 2017,SYRCLE (the SYstematic Review Center for Laboratory animal Experimentation) was focused on encouraging the use of systematic reviews of animal studies to reduce waste and improve quality. Since then, SYRCLE has evolved, and here Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga gives an overview of how things have developed.SYRCLE started in the Netherlands with the aim of improving the reliability of laboratory animal research and its relevance for patients by using systematic reviews. Systematic reviews have not been commonly used for animal studies, yet we saw the potential of implem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

LifeBridge, CareFirst to host Shark Tank-style competition for health startups
LifeBridge Health and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield are partnering to host a Shark Tank-style challenge for health startups, offering a grand prize of up to $50,000. The four-hospital health care system and the state's largest health insurer are looking to fund young, digital-oriented startups working on technologies to address challenges facing the health care industry. Such startups can apply to compete in the pitch challenge, and the chance to win a minim um of $20,000 in new funding. Winners… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Experts Are Calling for a Ban on Gene Editing of Human Embryos. Here ’s Why They’re Worried
In November 2018, Chinese biophysicist Jiankui He stunned the world when he announced that he had used a controversial gene-editing technology, called CRISPR, to genetically alter the genes in embryos and give them immunity to HIV. The embryos were transferred to the woman who provided the eggs to create them, and twin girls were born. The move, considered highly experimental and unethical by most scientists around the world, prompted intense debate in the scientific community about not just the implications for the twins, but for society as well. When applied to human eggs, sperm and embryos, gene-editing technologies, of...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Genetics Source Type: news

CHF Solutions closes $12m offering
CHF Solutions (NSDQ:CHFS) said today that a stock-and-warrants offering brought in more than $12 million. The Eden Prairie, Minn.-based fluid management device maker said the $5.25-per-unit offering was worth a total of $10.8 million, plus an over-allotment option the underwriters exercised in full, adding another $1.6 million. The offering was divided into two issues, the first consisting of 147,000 Class A units of stock and a pair of warrants , one at a five-year term and another set to expire either in 18 months or the 30th trading day after the company announces a hoped-for FDA clearance of a pediatric indic...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat CHF Solutions Inc. Source Type: news

Physera's telehealth MSK therapy platform raises $8M
The Series A round was lead by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, and brings the company's total funding to more than $10 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Think Surgical raises $134m for TSolution One robotic joint replacement device
Think Surgical yesterday reported a funding round worth $134 million for the robot-assisted orthopedic surgery device it makes. The Fremont, Calif.-based company’s TSolution One is designed for knee and hip arthroplasties. It’s approved in the U.S. and Europe for total hip procedures; in December 2017 the company won CE Mark approval for a total knee indication and is running a U.S. investigation device exemption study seeking an FDA nod. In a regulatory filing yesterday Think Surgical said an offering of debt, options, warrants and other securities brought in $134.2 million of its $140 million goal. Six unname...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Orthopedics Robotics Wall Street Beat Source Type: news

Stevens gives 'guarantee' to restore 'slashed' nurse CPD funding
The chief executive of NHS England has personally pledged to ensure brutal cuts to career progression funds for nurses are reversed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Primary care networks will not have to be led by GPs, says NHS England
Primary care networks will not have to be led by a GP, with'any clinician' in general practice able to take charge, NHS England has said.  Under the new five-year GP contract, practices will be provided with extra funding to join networks, which will see groups of practices serve 30-50,000 patients.  All networks must appoint an accountable clinical director, who will be responsible for ensuring it delivers local services, by 15 May. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 13, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Ohio can block Planned Parenthood funding, appeals court rules
Striking a blow to abortion rights activists, the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has given Ohio the green light to cut funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hospitals will offer free tampons from the summer
NHS England will include requirement to provide them in the new standard contract with hospitals for 2019-20 Related items fromOnMedica Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review 31% of women suffer severe reproductive health problems Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM Government will approve home-use of early abortion pills (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Big-City Health Officials Talk Opioid, Measles Epidemics
(MedPage Today) -- More funding needed to make a dent in these problems, they say (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Appeals court says Ohio may withhold Planned Parenthood funding
A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected Planned Parenthood's constitutional challenge to an Ohio law depriving the organization of state funding because it performs abortions, handing a victory to anti-abortion advocates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medacta IPO on track for Q2
Swiss medical device maker Medacta Group is reportedly on track for an initial public offering during the second quarter. The company would issue a limited amount of shares into public trading, maintaining the founding Siccardi family’s control intact, according to Reuters. The IPO would also include an over-allotment option, the newswire reported. Rumors of the transaction first aired last fall. The orthopedic implant maker, which employs 930 people, posted €273 million ($307 million) in sales last year; adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation & amortization were 32% of sales. “We belie...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Medacta Source Type: news

Care coordination platform Olio raises $2.5M in seed funding
The company plans to use the new money for scaling its technology and expanding across the US.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Neovasc advances warrant exchange from CardiAQ case
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that it inked an exchange deal for the last of the warrants it issued as part of a $65 million funding round to cover the damages from litigation with Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) subsidiary CardiAQ Valve. The Vancouver-based replacement heart valve developer said it plans to exchange the Series A and Series E warrants it issued in November 2017 to cover the $42 million balance from its loss in the CardiAQ lawsuit. The deals call for Neovasc to issue more than 496,000 shares in exchange for nearly 58.4 million warrants, which works out to 0.0085 shares per warrant. “We ...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Legal News Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat neovasc Source Type: news

Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
The draft budget includes deep cuts for science funding, hacking more than $5.5 billion from the NIH ’s allotment, but historically Congress has not accepted the White House's proposals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New funding to research health impact of climate change
Funding of up to £ 56 million has been earmarked for research into the potential health effects of climate change, air pollution, antimicrobial resistance and global pandemics (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public satisfaction with the NHS and social care in 2018: Results from the British Social Attitudes survey
Public satisfaction with the NHS overall continued to fall in 2018. Overall satisfaction was 53%, a 3% drop from the previous year and the lowest level since 2007, due to concerns about long waiting times; staff shortages; a lack of funding; and money being wasted. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida lawmakers point to 'transparency' for health costs
Another year, another round of promises that health care costs could be contained if consumers across Florida just had more information. The question that remains is whether it will work. More than half-dozen “transparency” bills have been filed in the Legislature, with lawmakers eager to use them to hold down health costs. But the push for the legislation comes as existing transparency initiatives, backed by the promises of millions of dollars in state funding, have foundered . And some of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

Washington U wins $10M Army grant to study hearing loss
Researchers at Washington University's School of Medicine are investigating the effectiveness of an anti-seizure drug in preventing noise-induced hearing loss, thanks to a new grant. The $10.5 million in funding comes from the Department of the Army. The Wash U researchers will study whether the drug can prevent hearing loss when given several hours before exposure to extremely loud noise. Loud noise that can cause permanent hearing damage, whether from a combat zone, rock con cert or factory, is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news

Trump ’s budget proposal seeks cuts to science and medical research funding
President Trump ’s thirdbudget request, released Monday, again seeks cuts to a number of scientific and medical research enterprises, including a 13% cut to the National Science Foundation, a 12% cut at the National Institutes of Health and the termination of an Energy Department program that funds... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Joel Achenbach, Ben Guarino, Sarah Kaplan, Brady Dennis Source Type: news

LifeTime is delighted to receive EU funding
(Center for Genomic Regulation) This was officially announced by the European Commission on Tuesday, 5th March, 2019. The coordinators of LifeTime in Berlin and Paris were pleased that they can now begin the actual work. The Centro Nacional de An á lisis Gen ó mico of the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CNAG-CRG), and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), in Barcelona, are partners of LifeTime. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pen-pushers blocking cash for dementia care — leaving families to pick up the bill 
160,000 people a year receive funding and the majority are elderly with dementia, costing the NHS £3 billion. But it’s mired in controversy. Peter and Grace Loppolo, from Reading, tell their story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump proposal would slash total cancer funding while boosting pediatric cancer research
The administration proposed a $50 million increase in funding for pediatric cancer research. But the budget also included a large overall cut for the National Cancer Institute, upsetting researchers. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Trump ’s Budget Asks for Nearly $300 Million to End the U.S. HIV Epidemic Within 10 Years
President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 budget includes nearly $300 million meant to “defeat the HIV/AIDS epidemic” in the U.S. — even as it calls for a 12% reduction in total funding to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). During his February State of the Union address, Trump announced an ambitious plan to “eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years.” During a subsequent call with reporters, health officials said the initiative would focus on 48 at-risk counties across the country and would involve promoting early HIV treatment and diagnosis, expanding ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized HIV/AIDS Source Type: news