• NBC News Dec 2, 2019

    HIV Vaccine in 2021? Leading Experts ‘Optimistic' About Ongoing Trials

    On Sunday, World AIDS Day, the global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus is poised to make important advances thanks to three experimental HIV vaccines that are entering the final stages of testing at sites across the globe, NBC News reports. While any of these three late-stage HIV vaccine trials — known as HVTN 702, Imbokodo and Mosaico — could...

  • NBC News Jun 2, 2018

    Puerto Rico is Facing Lawsuits Over Hurricane Death Count Data

    In an attempt to get access to crucial data about deaths from government agencies in Puerto Rico, some groups have filed lawsuits against the island, NBC News reported. The Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics (PRIS) filed a lawsuit Friday to order Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Health Rafael Rodríguez Mercado and the Director of the Demographic Registry Wanda del C. Llovet...

  • Donald Trump May 23, 2018

    As Suspected Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, US Health Chief Pledges Action If Disease Spreads

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s top health official says the United States, the World Health Organization and its partners will “take the steps necessary” to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar stopped short of predicting whether the outbreak in Congo will be contained but praised WHO’s early response, vowing: “If it spreads,...

  • United States May 10, 2018

    ‘Partnering for Health and Hope' Event Aims to Help Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma

    The Partnering for Health and Hope event will come to the George Washington University campus on Thursday to bring attention to children’s mental health, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2017

    Trump Jokingly Threatens to Fire Price if Health Vote Fails

    President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal “Obamacare” fails. Trump told thousands of Boy Scouts at a national gathering in West Virginia that Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price “better get” the votes to begin debate on health care legislation Tuesday, lest Trump repeat his tagline from...

  • Donald Trump May 4, 2017

    Fact Check: The Pre-Existing Conditions Debate

    Democrats and Republicans have made competing claims on whether the latest version of the GOP health care bill maintains protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. President Donald Trump has said, “Pre-existing conditions are in the bill. And I mandate it.” While Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer has said that “insurance companies could deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions.”...
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