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obama071910_30Jan15.jpg President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will include a "Precision Medicine Initiative" in the budget proposal he plans to send to Congress on Monday. Obama will request $215 million for the initiative, which the White House described as a bold new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.
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img5-012915.jpg After more than two weeks of debate, the Senate voted Thursday to pass legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Senate voted 62 to 36 in favor of the bill, with nine Democrats joining with Republicans to approve the legislation.
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The FDA has issued its approval to a new skin care drug called Cosentyx (secukinumab) aimed at treating plaque psoriasis. The condition is an autoimmune disorder that causes itchy, irritated skin and is most common in adults aged 15 to 35. The new drug works by binding to a protein called interleukin (IL)-17A. In doing so, it prevents that protein from reaching its receptor.
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The American economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999, President Barack Obama said in his 2015 State of the Union Address Tuesday. The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong, the president noted.
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