FACT SHEET: The United States Announces New Investments and Resources to Advance President Biden’s National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative

Today, the White House will host a Summit on Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing. The Summit is led by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Dr. Alondra Nelson who will be joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute for Standards and Technology Laurie Locascio, and Director of the National Science Foundation Sethuraman Panchanathan, as well as Senator Mark Warner and Representative Deborah Ross. Together, they will lift up the following key steps—with funding of more than $2 billion—to advance President Biden’s Executive Order to launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative to lower prices, create good jobs, strengthen supply chains, improve health

Pet Food as Health Food Spurs Impressive Sales Gains

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — US retail sales of dog and cat food approached $40 billion in 2021, up 15% over 2020, according to Packaged Facts’ just-released Pet Food in the US (September 2022). Over the 2017-2021 period, dog and cat food garnered a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11%.

Recent inflationary prices for pet food only partially spurred that growth. If the pet food market is not wholly proof against hard times, it’s very hardily resistant, as proven in the wake of COVID.

Double-digit sales growth in the pet food market—large and ostensibly mature as it is—is driven by ongoing product premiumization, if not “superpremiumization.” This long-running trend is currently epitomized by the success of the fresh (refrigerated/frozen) pet food category. Fresh pet food tilts toward human-grade in formulation and to direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales in distribution, albeit now trending rapidly into brick-and-mortar as

Fact Sheet: HHS Takes Action on Executive Order Launching a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced actions the department will take following the Executive Order signed September 12, 2022 by President Biden launching a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative (NBBI).

This initiative will help drive research and development, improve access to quality federal data, grow domestic manufacturing capacity, expand market opportunities for biobased products, train a diverse and skilled workforce, streamline regulatory processes for products of biotechnology, advance biosafety and biosecurity to reduce risk , protect the US biotechnology ecosystem, and build a thriving and secure global bioeconomy with partners and allies.

In its implementation of the Executive Order, HHS intends to leverage biotechnology and biomanufacturing in order to achieve medical breakthroughs, reduce the overall burden of disease, and improve health outcomes. HHS will lead the US government in strategically advancing biosafety and biosecurity innovation as part of a growing bioeconomy, to ensure biotechnology research

Quick Facts: Community Care For Routine Needs | VA St Cloud Health Care

The Veterans Community Care Program provides health care to eligible Veterans through local, in-network providers in local communities. Here is a process overview to help ensure your community care experience meets your needs and expectations.


A consult is a request from your VA doctor to refer you for medical and/or behavioral care from an in-network community provider. Your VA provider creates the consult and Community Care department staff review it for accuracy.


Once the Community Care department has contacted you with the approved consult information, they will attempt to contact the facility of your choice to confirm in-network and setup an appointment. NOTE: Veterans scheduling their own appointment MUST contact the VA to confirm authorization is in place and clinic is in network, by calling 320-255-6401.


After your appointment is scheduled, an authorization (approval from VA for you

National Nutrition Week: 5 child nutrition facts every parent must know

When it comes to maintaining their children’s health, it is every parent’s responsibility to provide them with a balanced diet. As parents, you must ensure that they receive all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to grow healthy and fit. This could occasionally leave you elements of what is and isn’t appropriate when it comes to child nutrition.

As a result, many mothers who may be concerned about their child’s nutrition may mistakenly believe misconceptions! That’s why we’re here to help and bust myths you may have about child nutrition and diet.

Health Shots got in touch with Dr Rahul Nagpal, Director and HOD Pediatrics, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, to find out all the myths around child nutrition.

Here are 5 myths about child nutrition:

Myth 1: Children need to drink milk daily

Fact: Milk is an essential source of calcium for your kid in order to strengthen their bones