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Cardiac arrest gets little research funding despite huge death toll


Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S. but gets just a fraction of the government’s funding for medical research, according to a new study.

Researchers aren’t sure exactly why there’s such a disparity in funding from the National Institutes of Health, but […]

President’s budget devastating to medical research and disease prevention, AHA says


A $7.2 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health, as well as many other decreases would cause a “devastating blow” to medical research and leave promising work undone or put on hold, American Heart Association’s president said Tuesday about President Trump’s proposed fiscal budget.

AHA […]

Trump signs spending bill that gives National Institutes of Health a boost


The National Institutes of Health came out on top once again with an increase in federal funding for the rest of this fiscal year, but the completed spending bill made cuts in initiatives that support prevention.

The bill, signed into law on Friday by President Trump, […]

American Heart Association president alarmed by proposed cuts to research funds


The National Institutes of Health would face a $5.8 billion cut under President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal, a steep reduction that the American Heart Association said would be detrimental to the fight against heart disease and stroke – the world’s top two killers.

The NIH, […]

Clinical trial results could be made public

A proposal to open the results of clinical trials to the public is an encouraging move toward transparency, but the American Heart Association President cautions that how that information is shared and how patients and clinicians are protected from mistakes should be a key part of any change.

The Department […]

Increased spending needed for research on chronic disease prevention

More than half of premature deaths in the U.S. are caused by a range of risk factors that include some controllable behaviors: tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity. Yet new research shows the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s largest funder of biomedical research, spends less than […]

Funding for medical research affects all

Investing more funds in medical research has been shown to improve patient care and help the economy.

So why is more not being done?

That’s what scientists, patients and advocates are asking, but the answer is complicated.

The 2008 economic downturn had a negative effect on everyone’s funding, although science lagged  behind other […]

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Medical research funding lacking in proposed 2015 U.S. budget

Many in the medical community voiced concerns on Wednesday that President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is not enough to keep pace with inflation and will limit research advances.

“With a meager 1 percent increase over last year, President Obama’s proposed budget  for the National Institutes of Health […]

State of Women’s Heart Health talks research, prevention

Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Gary Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute headlined a “State of Women’s Heart Health” webinar Wednesday, discussing cardiovascular diseases, the nation’s No. 1 killer of women.

The webinar was held by the American Heart Association and WomenHeart: […]

Scientific research community, American Heart Association disappointed by spending bill

Funding for the National Institutes of Health were set at $29.9 billion for next year in a new appropriations spending bill that only partially restores cuts to scientific research.

The bill, unveiled Monday night, increases research funds by just $1 billion from where NIH funding levels stood in 2013, after sequestration, transfers […]