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Van Hollen blasts Trump budget cuts

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D)    FILE PHOTO   CAPITOL HILL – Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D) came out strongly against the budget proposal unveiled by President Donald Trump, which features harsh cuts to many federal agencies. In a press conference on Thursday, Van Hollen said the budget blueprint Trump…
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NIH studies cancer in African Americans

BETHESDA – The National Institutes of Health has launched a study to examine incidence rates among African-American cancer survivors. “What we saw was that African-Americans were experiencing higher cancer incidents than any other racial/ethnic group,” said Dr. Joanne Elena, a program director overseeing the study at NIH’s National Cancer Institute.
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NIH begins trials on blanket vaccine for mosquito-borne diseases

BETHESDA -- Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have begun human trials to test a vaccine that is designed to protect against mosquito-borne diseases. “A single vaccine capable of protecting against the scourge of mosquito-borne diseases is a novel concept that, if proven successful, would be a monumental…
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NIH study could lead to reversing dementia

ST LOUIS, MO - A study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found a potential method that could prevent and reverse dementia. The study examined tau proteins, a substance produced in brain cells, and determined that an altered form of DNA can be used to stop the production…
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NIH finds adults suffer hearing loss

BETHESDA -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) have found that approximately a quarter of adults within a certain age range suffer from noise-induced hearing loss. Results indicate that 24 percent of adults aged 20 to 69 experience hearing loss at high frequencies, in…
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Study shows obese couples have lower fertility rates

BETHESDA – A study at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that obese couples may take longer to achieve pregnancy. “Obesity is a growing epidemic in United States and other countries. While it is common sense that it takes two to get pregnant, recent research has indicated that the…
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"Intent To Discriminate"

ACLU and county residents join in fight against Trump travel ban   The American Civil Liberties Union and other plaintiffs, including several county residents, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Maryland’s Southern Division against President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration, including Homeland…
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First Lady Melania Trump settles complaint against local blogger

A lawyer representing first lady Melania Trump said Tuesday his client has reached a settlement involving payment and a retraction with regard to her defamation complaint against a Gaithersburg blogger. Attorney Matthew Blackett, on behalf of Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, said the first lady had settled the case. “The First…
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Protests of Trump's immigration ban at Dulles

DULLES – Sunday the message was clear. “Immigrants are welcome here,” protesters chanted at Dulles International Airport Sunday afternoon. After President Donald Trump signed an executive order that barred refugees from war-torn Syria and blocked nationals from seven Muslim-majority nations, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia and Syria for 90…
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