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    National Institutes of Health News Conference

    Dr. Francis Collins, new director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spoke to reporters about a number of issues including the mission of the NIH, translating medical research…

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    Minority Health Disparities

    Former Governor Howard Dean, a physician, made opening remarks about health care reform to eliminate disparities in health care administration. He was followed by several academics and…

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    Survey on Teen Drug Use

    Officials released a report titled “2005 Monitoring the Future Survey on Teen Drug Abuse.” The report examined recent trends in juvenile drug use and found a modest decline in…

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    The National Center on Minority Health

    David Williams delivered the keynote address at the National Institutes of Health Research Summit on “The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities.” He spoke on implementing…

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    Human Genome

    Scientists and other officials spoke to reporters about the first official reports on the human genome sequence. Among the topics they addressed were the number of human genes, the…

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    Prescription Drug Importation, Part 2

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Drug Importation hosted a public meeting focusing on drug importation issues. Interested parties made presentations, some…

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    U.S. Commitment to Global Health

    Harold Varmus delivered an address on global health planning to the 2008 David E. Barnes Global Health Lecture. Dr. Varmus is the co-chair of the Institute of Medicine’s…

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    National Strategy for Pandemic Preparedness

    President Bush spoke about his strategy in preparation for a possible avian flu pandemic. He asked Congress for 7 billion dollars for cell technology research and vaccination efforts…

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    Climate Change and Health

    Director General Margaret Chan talked about global climate change and its relation to global health. She said that global warming will result in extreme weather events such as storms,…

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    Prescription Drug Importation, Part 1

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Drug Importation hosted a public meeting focusing on drug importation issues. Members of the public made presentations to the…

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    U.S. AIDS Policy

    Secretary Shalala announced the formation of the National Task Force on AIDS Drug Development. The task force is designed to identify and remove any barriers to developing effective…

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    The National Center on Minority Health

    Representative Elijah Cummings delivered a keynote speech at the first National Institutes of Health Research Summit on “The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities.” He spoke…

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    Solutions to Teen Pregnancies

    Governor Thomas Kean of New Jersey spoke to the National Institute for Adolescent Pregnancies and Family Services about the problem of teenage pregnancy in the United States. Governor…

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    Presidential Remarks

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    Prescription Drug Importation, Part 3

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Drug Importation hosted a public meeting focusing on drug importation issues. Interested parties made…

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    Research on Central Nervous System Diseases

    Dr. Prusiner spoke about various diseases of the central nervous system in humans and cattle.

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    Diabetes Prevention Research

    Secretary Thompson announced the results of a multi-center clinical trial that demonstrated the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions such as brisk walking and an antidiabetic drug,…

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    Obesity Trends

    Dr. Gerberding spoke about the rise in obesity levels in the U.S. and the impact of obesity on health. She discussed the risks of obesity in connection to a variety of health…

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    Hatfield Research Center Groundbreaking

    Participants celebrated the beginning of construction on the Mark Hatfield Clinical Research Center. Vice President Gore was among the dignitaries who spoke at the event. He noted…

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Following an introduction by Mr. Varmus and Secretary Shalala, Ms. Clinton discussed the president’s health care reform plan and the effects it will have on medical and…

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