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Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 09:47:53 EDT

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President's budget would dramatically undermine progress in cancer research and care

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:43:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) strongly opposes the extensive cuts to cancer research and Medicaid funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget released today by the White House. These substantial reductions in support...



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Analysis: Trump's 'Taxpayer First' Budget Puts the People Second

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In presenting the Trump administration's budget for FY 2018 and beyond, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney claimed that this budget is a 'taxpayer's first' budget, meaning that it was formed to meet the priorities of...



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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 24: The First Web

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: THE FIRST WEB Profile America — Wednesday, May 24th. In a way, today marks the 173rd birthday of the World Wide Web. Only it was...



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FDA approves first cancer treatment for any solid tumor with a specific genetic feature

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:14:00 EDT

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker). This is the first time the agency has approved a cancer treatment...



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ASTHO Statement on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:13:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Fraser, executive director of ASTHO, issued the following statement on President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget, "A New Foundation for American Greatness": "ASTHO acknowledges that the president's FY18 budget...



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NASA Acting Administrator Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:24:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal released Tuesday: "Today, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget request for the federal government....



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The President's FY 2018 Budget Proposal Would be Perilous for the Nation's Health

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:27:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The below is a statement from John Auerbach, president and CEO, of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 proposed budget announcement. "The proposed $1.2 billion cut to the Centers for Disease...



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FDA Voice Blog: FDA Commissioner Asks Staff for 'More Forceful Steps' to Stem the Opioid Crisis

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:03:00 EDT

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Commissioner, my highest initial priority is to take immediate steps to reduce the scope of the epidemic of opioid addiction. I believe the Food and Drug Administration continues to have an important role to play in addressing...



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New CPSC Report: Fatal Drownings in Pools Involving Young Children Decreases By 17 Percent Nationwide Since 2010

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:34:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON , May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2017/New-CPSC-Report-Fatal-Drownings-in-Pools-Involving-Young-Children-Decreases-By-17-Percent-Nationwide-Since-2010  A new report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety C...



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Mathew Blum receives 2017 ACT-IAC Franke Award

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 EDT

(image) CAMBRIDGE, Md., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) presented the 2017 John J. Franke Award to Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget....



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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 23: Veterinary Medicine

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: VETERINARY MEDICINE Profile America — Tuesday, May 23rd. There are few bonds in nature as gratifying as that between pets and their owners. Most...



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Media Invited to Demonstration of NASA UAS Traffic Management Technologies

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:17:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to see the latest technologies NASA is working on as part of its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) project Thursday, May 25, at the Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada. The flight...



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NASA TV Coverage Set for May 23 Space Station Contingency Spacewalk

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:25:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are preparing for an unscheduled spacewalk outside the International Space Station Tuesday, May 23. Live coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency's website....



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NASA to Discuss First Science Results from Juno Mission to Jupiter

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:20:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 25, when multiple papers with early findings will be published online by the journal...



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Periodo de Acceso Restringido: Nuevos estimados de población y unidades de viviendas

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:51:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, 22 de mayo 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos ofrecerá a los miembros de prensa dos días de un periodo de acceso restringido para información de los nuevos estimados de población del 2016 para todas las unidades gubernamentales...



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FDA approves first drug to specifically treat giant cell arteritis

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:12:00 EDT

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of subcutaneous Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy, specific to this...



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Census Bureau to Embargo New Population and Housing Unit Estimates

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:59:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau will offer a two-day media embargo period for subscribers to view the 2016 population estimates for all local governmental units, including incorporated places, minor civil divisions and consolidated cities....



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NASA to Discuss FY2018 Budget Proposal, Provide Virtual Tours of Centers

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:51:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a series of events Tuesday, May 23, highlighting the agency's Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, including a televised State of NASA address by acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Facebook Live virtual tours of NASA's...



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Physician Groups Applaud FDA for Thoughtful Draft Guidance on Interchangeability, Urge for Robust Data to Demonstrate Biosimilarity

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:32:00 EDT

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Biologics Prescribers Collaborative (BPC) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its careful consideration of interchangeability in its draft guidance. As FDA continues to develop the draft guidance, BPC urges the...



U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 22: Digitalization

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:01:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: DIGITALIZATION Profile America — Monday, May 22nd. We take for granted the many entertainment options so readily at hand because of the World Wide...



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