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NAS Announces Winners in Biological, Medical, Agricultural Sciences

Jan. 23 - The National Academy of Sciences will honor four individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in the biological, agricultural, and medical sciences. Read More

  • AWARDS

    NAS Announces Winners in Biological, Medical, Agricultural Sciences

    Jan. 23 - The National Academy of Sciences will honor four individuals with awards in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in the biological, agricultural, and medical sciences. Read More

  • NEW REPORT

    Health Effects of Marijuana and
    Cannabis-Derived Products

    Jan. 12 – A new National Academies report examines the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products, ranging from their therapeutic effects to their risks for causing certain cancers, diseases, mental health disorders, and injuries.

  • NEW REPORT

    New Framework for Estimating the
    Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide

    Jan. 11 - A new Academies report recommends a new framework to estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide for use in regulatory impact analyses.

  • NEW REPORT

    Promoting Health Equity

    Jan. 11 - The burdens of poor health and the benefits of good health and well-being are inequitably distributed in the U.S. due to factors such as poverty, inadequate housing, and discrimination, says a new Academies report.

Communication Awards: Call for Nominations

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Communication Awards to recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the public during 2016. A $20,000 prize is awarded in each of the following categories: book; film, radio, or TV; magazine or newspaper; and online. Nominations must be submitted online no later than Feb. 10, 2017. More information on eligibility, submission requirements, and nomination procedures.

Vaccines and Health Effects

Vaccines and Health EffectsA number of peer-reviewed consensus studies by the Academies have explored issues of vaccine access, safety, scheduling, and possible side effects. Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality, issued in 2011, concluded that few health problems are caused by vaccines, and the evidence showed no links between immunization and certain serious conditions of concern including autism.
Additional National Academies reports on vaccines

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