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Maggie Fox

Oversight

Supreme Court saves centerpiece of health care reform law

Chief Justice Roberts joins majority, handing President Obama and Democrats a victory.

Management

Long-awaited bird flu study shows it’s still a threat

Studies close chapter in ongoing debate over censoring scientific research.

Management

Romney strongly defended individual mandate in Massachusetts, emails show

'We must have an individual mandate for any plan to work,' the then-governor's health secretary wrote.

Management

New agreement leases drug flops to NIH for further study

Under agreement, firms will let NIH commission new studies on old drugs.

Defense

One of two nearly censored bird flu papers published

U.S. voices national-security concerns over bird-flu findings.

Tech

FDA issues draft guidance on nano-food

Nano-chocolate dusted on diet foods and microscopic particles of silver to keep food smelling fresh will receive individual regulation.

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Oversight

Court upholds FDA requirement to put graphic warnings on cigarette packs

Appeals court also stands by law that lets the agency ban marketing that might appeal to children and teens.

Oversight

Former FDA chief leads push to reform his old agency

Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach calls on Congress to 'remake -- not merely tweak' the agency.

News

NASA launches mission to Mars

Probe aims to determine whether life ever survived on Mars.

News

Obama nominates new Medicare chief

Marilyn Tavenner would replace Donald Berwick, who has never won the support of Congress.

News

White House pushes FDA-strengthening legislation to blunt impact of drug shortages

Justice Department asked to work with FDA to make sure shortages aren’t leading to price gouging.

News

Fewer people driving drunk, CDC finds

People may be driving less because of poor economy, or simply drinking at home.

News

Rare virus catches CDC's eye

It's known as HEV68, and it can cause an unusually severe type of cold that can even kill in some cases.

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Oversight

Cancer report urges better funding for NIH

Without more money, the agency will have trouble attracting top scientists, group finds.

Defense

Studies find higher cancer rates in 9/11 rescuers

Firefighters who rescued victims and recovered remains are more likely to have cancer but no more likely to die sooner than average for their age and background, studies find.

Defense

After 9/11, anthrax attacks seemed too natural

Incidents tested the limits of the U.S. public health system and changed for a decade the way Americans looked at the mail carrier.

News

NASA to work with Colorado company on launch rocket

Atlas V would send astronauts into space as a commercial venture.

News

Shuttle crew loading space station

Atlantis ' return will mark the end of the 30-year space shuttle program.

Tech

Last shuttle mission takes off

Astronauts are carrying equipment and supplies to the International Space Station before Atlantis, NASA's final space shuttle, is retired.