American Heart Association

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 […]

January 14th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Scientific research community, American Heart Association disappointed by spending bill

American Heart Association Voices Support for Bipartisan Budget Deal

The American Heart Association has voiced support for a tentative budget deal that would restore about $63 billion in funding,  also known as sequester, for the National Institutes of Health.

The proposal was announced by lead negotiators — Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

“The […]

December 11th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on American Heart Association Voices Support for Bipartisan Budget Deal

Volunteers ask Congress to restore medical research funding

 

American Heart Association volunteers visited members of Congress today in Washington, D.C., asking for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health.

AHA joined 170 other research organizations visiting offices of U.S. House and Senate members as part of the Rally for Medical Research “Hill Day.”

Last March, across-the-board federal budget […]

September 18th, 2013|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Volunteers ask Congress to restore medical research funding

National Institutes of Health’s budget cuts impacting research

Representatives of about 170 research organizations will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to urge Congress to invest in the National Institutes of Health for the health and economic security of our nation. The event is called a Rally for Medical Research Hill Day, […]

Study: Half-cent tax does not impact consumption of sugary drinks

The consumption of sugary drinks will not be impacted by a half-cent per ounce tax, according to new data published in the Journal of Agricultural Economics.

The study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, examined how a sugar-sweetened beverage tax would impact consumers. […]