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NIH study finds increased death risk for non-frequent smokers

BETHESDA – Even smokers who use fewer than 10 cigarettes per day, or low-frequency smokers, are at a higher risk of death than nonsmokers, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. “Our findings indicated that even smoking less than one cigarette per day increased the risk…
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Funds raised to help Israel recover from fires

New York, NY – As Israel recovers from devastating fires during November which destroyed 10,000 acres of land and forests, the charitable non-profit organization Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) announced on Dec. 15 that it raised $6 million to help provide the nation new fire trucks and lifesaving equipment, and will…
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Progressives Rally

Raskin and Warren call for 'Resistance and Revival in Dark Times' Incoming Congressman Jamie Raskin holds hands with Senator Elizabeth Warren in Silver Spring. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER   SILVER SPRING – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) rallied with progressives Wednesday at the Silver Spring Civic Center, urging them to “fight…
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In farewell, Mikulski urges bipartisanship and a warning

Retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski addresses the audience earlier this year at the Democratic National Convention. FILE PHOTO   WASHINGTON - Since the 1990s, Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski has periodically organized dinners with the rest of the women in the Senate, no matter the party affiliation. The women call these dinners…
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Van Hollen tapped for leadership role

Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen (D) FILE PHOTOLast week, the Senate Democratic caucus elected Sen.-elect Chris Van Hollen (D) to lead the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) during the 2018 midterm election. The DSCC recruits candidates to run for the Senate, contributes money and services to their campaigns, and runs independent…
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Zika vaccine trials begin at Walter Reed

The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center began human trials for a Zika vaccine Nov. 7 with more trials set to come at other locations. The National Institutes of Health, the Center for Vaccine Development at Saint Louis University and Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico are partnering with…
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NIH expands partnership to combat Ebola

BETHESDA – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a program to expand partnerships between United States and West African universities to combat the Ebola virus and mitigate the next outbreak. The initiative comes from NIH’s Fogerty International Center, which will fund programs to better prepare the region for future…
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NIH pushes forward on nutritional taskforce

BETHESDA – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) formed a task force last week to outline the agenda for nutrition research. The Nutrition Research Task Force (NRTF) comes from the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) as a means of developing a multidisciplinary integrated approach…
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