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US Zika funding shortfall will impede cancer research, health officials say

Congress’s $800m-short Zika bill means health services will have to divert money originally intended for research on heart disease, cancer and diabetes Senior public health officials said Congress’s months-late $800m-short Zika funding bill will seriously damage research budgets for heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Officials with the federal Health and Human Services Administration called on Congress to consider an emergency health fund for future emerging diseases, similar to the way natural disasters are funded.
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