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Senate recommends bill for improved NIH rehabilitation research

Senate recommends bill for improved NIH rehabilitation research
February 11, 2016

The U.S. Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee recently voted to pass legislation to improve, coordinate and enhance medical rehabilitation research at the NIH.

The “Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at the NIH Act” (S. 800), sponsored by Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.; Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.; and Susan Collins, R-Maine, calls for the development of a comprehensive research plan at the agency to conduct, support and coordinate research for the recovery of stroke victims and to help patients return to work. The bill also will establish a standard of care, opening access to specialized and intense care for patients struggling to recover from debilitating disabilities.

WHO releases Zika guidance for pregnant women

February 11, 2016
WHO officials recently released guidance on Zika virus infection for women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. On Feb. 1, WHO Director-General Margaret

GI outbreak sickens 186 students at Pennsylvania college

February 11, 2016
An unidentified gastrointestinal illness has sickened at least 186 students at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, as well as some members of the faculty and staff…
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Review details treatment and management of transplant-associated viral infections

February 11, 2016
A recent review published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal highlighted the diagnosis and management of transplant-associated viral infections in children…
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Vitamin D3 in pregnancy does not protect against wheeze for newborns

February 11, 2016
Patients receiving vitamin D3 during pregnancy did not see a protective effect against persistent wheeze for their children within the first 3 years of life, according…
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Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, January/February 2016, Volume 53 Issue 1
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