Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC Recalls Pork Sausage Products Due to Possible Product Contamination

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2019 – Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC, a Martinsville, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 191,928 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage products that may be adulterated due to possible product contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.… Read full story

On World Kidney Day, Kidney Health is for Everyone — Including You

NIH statement from Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, NIDDK.

On this World Kidney Day, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health, joins organizations around the world in highlighting the importance of this year’s theme, “Kidney Health for Everyone, Everywhere.”

Kidneys serve a vital role by filtering waste and excess fluid from the blood and maintaining a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals.… Read full story

Scientists Find New Approach That Shows Promise for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

 

NIH-funded discovery uses common antifungal drug to improve lungs’ ability to fight infection.

Researchers say a widely-used antifungal drug may hold promise for treating people with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that causes serious damage to the lungs. In studies using human cells and animals models, the researchers found that the medication, called amphotericin, helps lung cells function in a way that could make it easier for patients to fight chronic bacterial lung infections that are a hallmark of the disease.… Read full story

NIH Study Shows Many Preteens Screen Positive for Suicide Risk During ER Visits

Findings highlight the importance of screening kids as young as 10 for suicide risk in emergency settings.

A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings. As part of a larger study on youth suicide risk screening in emergency departments, researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, and collaborators sought to explore how frequently preteen youth ages 10 to 12 screened positive for suicide risk.… Read full story

Statement on FY2020 Budget Proposal for Ending The HIV Epidemic In America

Today, President Trump proposed $291 million in the FY2020 HHS budget to begin his Administration’s multi-year initiative focused on ending the HIV epidemic in America by 2030. This new initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections by 75 percent in the next 5 years and by 90 percent in the next 10 years, averting more than 250,000 HIV infections in that span.

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Vitamin D May Protect Against Pollution-Associated Asthma Symptoms in Obese Children

Over 6 million American children have the lung condition.

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, was published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.… Read full story