Maryland lawmakers appear to be on same page opposing NIH cuts

WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings blasted President Donald Trump’s budget proposal Wednesday, calling the White House plan to cut money from the National Institutes of Health “heartless.” The president’s budget blueprint, released earlier this month, would reduce NIH funds…

Maryland’s Harris meets with Trump – perhaps over NIH post

WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, who reportedly is in the running to head the National Institutes of Health, met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York Wednesday. Harris, the lone Republican in Maryland’s congressional delegation, is also the only…

Health Officials Grilled on Ebola Response, Members of Congress Push for Travel Ban

Banning air travel to the United States from the West African countries affected by Ebola could cause people to travel by other means that cannot be monitored, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday.

Cancer Research Hurt by Slowdown in Government Spending

Washington’s budget cuts in recent years are starting to take their toll, researchers and others say, slowing the growth of NIH’s budget and curtailing important cancer research.

Tribal Ceremony Welcomes Health Exhibit to NIH

A traditional Native American dance celebration and ceremony welcomed the opening of the Native Voices exhibit at the National Library of Medicine Wednesday.