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November 30, 2022
by TWN Staff
New Study Challenges ‘Good’ Cholesterol’s Role in Predicting Heart Disease Risk

BETHESDA, Md. — A new study has found that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called "good cholesterol," may not be as... Read More

BETHESDA, Md. — A new study has found that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the so-called "good cholesterol," may not be as effective as scientists once believed in uniformly predicting cardiovascular disease risk among adults of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.  In fact, the research, which was supported... Read More

November 30, 2022
by TWN Staff
Experimental Drug Appears to Slow Down Alzheimer’s Disease

An experimental drug that removes a substance called amyloid — a toxic protein — from the brain appears to slow... Read More

An experimental drug that removes a substance called amyloid — a toxic protein — from the brain appears to slow down Alzheimer's disease. The drug, lecanemab, reduced the rate of cognitive decline by 27% in a study of nearly 1,800 people in the early stages of... Read More

November 30, 2022
by TWN Staff
Website Established for Self-Reporting COVID-19 Test Results

BETHESDA, Md. — Reporting a positive or negative COVID-19 test result just became easier thanks to a new website from... Read More

BETHESDA, Md. — Reporting a positive or negative COVID-19 test result just became easier thanks to a new website from the National Institutes of Health.  MakeMyTestCount.org, developed through the NIH’s Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Tech program, allows users to anonymously report the results of any brand... Read More

November 30, 2022
by TWN Staff
Scholarship Program Created for Aspiring VA Mental Health Professionals

WASHINGTON — A new scholarship program has been established by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist individuals pursuing graduate... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new scholarship program has been established by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist individuals pursuing graduate degrees in psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling. The new initiative is called the Vet Center (Readjustment Counseling Service) Scholarship Program.... Read More

November 15, 2022
by TWN Staff
Arizona Governor: Katie Hobbs (D)

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family... Read More

About the State Katie Hobbs grew up in Tempe, Arizona, in what she describes as, a hard-working middle class family that knows the value of a dollar and the dignity of hard work. She learned the value of service from her parents. Starting as a kid... Read More

November 15, 2022
by TWN Staff
Case Western Reserve University Awarded $7.3M for Eye Research

CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $7.3 million grant from the National... Read More

CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded a five-year, $7.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify new technology, methods and models to study the impact of inflammation and pain on the surface of the eye. “The cornea... Read More

November 15, 2022
by TWN Staff
Improved Eye Care Could Have Prevented Dementia Cases, Study Says

WASHINGTON — A study recently published in the journal JAMA Neurology suggests that as many as 100,000 U.S. dementia cases... Read More

WASHINGTON — A study recently published in the journal JAMA Neurology suggests that as many as 100,000 U.S. dementia cases could possibly have been prevented with improved eye care. The National Institute on Aging-funded research used data from a University of Michigan Health Retirement Study that... Read More

November 15, 2022
by TWN Staff
Experimental Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Studies

WASHINGTON — An experimental therapeutic cancer vaccine induced two distinct and desirable immune system responses that led to significant tumor... Read More

WASHINGTON — An experimental therapeutic cancer vaccine induced two distinct and desirable immune system responses that led to significant tumor regression in mice, according to investigators from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  The experimental vaccine, SNAPvax, was designed by Robert Seder, M.D., and... Read More

November 14, 2022
by TWN Staff
Justices Rule Against Arizona GOP Leader in Jan. 6 Records Fight

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan.... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol to access phone records belonging to the Arizona Republican Party’s chairwoman. As is their long-standing custom, the justices did not explain... Read More

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November 30, 2022
by Dan McCue
GOP Senators Oppose Advancing NDAA Unless Military Vaccine Mandate Canned

WASHINGTON — A group of U.S. senators led by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said they will... Read More

WASHINGTON — A group of U.S. senators led by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said they will oppose passage of this year’s defense spending authorization unless the chamber votes to repeal the current COVID-19 vaccine mandate for... Read More

November 30, 2022
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House Passes Legislation to Avert Nationwide Rail Strike

WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation Wednesday to avert a nationwide rail strike, the first step in avoiding an economic... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation Wednesday to avert a nationwide rail strike, the first step in avoiding an economic calamity at the height of the holiday shopping season. The chamber passed the main resolution in a 290-137 vote, sending... Read More

November 30, 2022
by Dan McCue
Hakeem Jeffries Elected to Lead House Democrats Into the Future

WASHINGTON — Sixty-one years after President John F. Kennedy famously declared during his inaugural address that “the torch has been... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sixty-one years after President John F. Kennedy famously declared during his inaugural address that “the torch has been passed” to a new generation, that process was renewed again on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, as House Democrats unanimously elected... Read More

November 30, 2022
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Tries to Smooth Out Snags in $1.2T Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee tried to tweak the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law Wednesday to make sure the government... Read More

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee tried to tweak the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law Wednesday to make sure the government is getting a good deal with its record investment to boost the economy. The five-year program won wide approval during... Read More

November 30, 2022
by Dan McCue
Initiative Makes $350M Available to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making $350 million available to increase COVID-19 vaccinations at Health Resources and Services Administration-supported... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making $350 million available to increase COVID-19 vaccinations at Health Resources and Services Administration-supported health facilities. The funding will support health centers administering updated COVID-19 vaccines through mobile, drive-up, walk-up or community-based vaccination events,... Read More

November 30, 2022
by Dan McCue
WHO Recommends New Name for Monkeypox Disease

GENEVA — The World Health Organization has begun using the term “mpox” as the preferred synonym for monkeypox. Both names... Read More

GENEVA — The World Health Organization has begun using the term “mpox” as the preferred synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while “monkeypox” is phased out, the organization said. According to the WHO, when... Read More

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