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Details emerge about Obama's science budget

President Obama is proposing to increase science spending, including $33.2 billion for basic science research and $143 billion for research and development. However, it is unlikely that the spending will be spread evenly.

American CDC links synthetic marijuana to kidney damage

The U.S. Center for Disease Control released a report Friday linking smoking synthetic marijuana with kidney damage in some teens and adults. The CDC report said that 16 synthetic marijuana smokers have turned up in emergency rooms with kidney problems.

Study: Whooping cough outbreak linked to vaccinated children

San Rafael - An investigation by California doctors has revealed that the state's latest outbreak of whooping cough centered around children who had already received the whooping cough vaccine, Reuters reports.

Man contracts insect-borne virus and sexually transmits to wife

Fort Collins - Scientists say it's probable that they may have documented the first case of a virus contracted by a man who was bitten multiple times by insects and then sexually transmitted to his wife, according to a study published on 'Emerging Infectious Diseases.'

Sarah Palin's Alaska fights rising gonorrhea rate

Anchorage - An outbreak of gonorrhea across portions of the state of Alaska, that began in 2009, has continued throughout 2010 statistics show. Alaskan state health officials say they are examining new ways to try to control this STD and curb its spread.

Project BioShield delivers New Smallpox Vaccinations - Part Two Special

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued a press release on July 14, 2010, announcing the first 1 million special immune-compromised smallpox vaccines have been delivered to the National Strategic Stockpile (NSS).

Project BioShield delivers 1 million new smallpox vaccinations

Project BioShield delivered the first one million doses of special population smallpox vaccine to the National Strategic Stockpile (NSS) in the US.

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