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Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding measure

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WASHINGTON - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting at least for now moves to punish the group for its role in gathering fetal tissue from abortions for medical research.

Samsung Electronics to create fund for cancer-stricken workers, safety

SEOUL - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will create a 100 billion won ($85.8 million) fund to compensate cancer-stricken workers and their families, and for efforts to prevention such diseases at its chip and display factories.

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Women, blacks lose more years of life after heart attack

(Reuters Health) - Heart attacks seem to have a bigger effect on life expectancy for women and African Americans than for white men, a new study shows.

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U.S. panel: More research needed to justify universal autism screening

- An influential U.S. health panel said on Monday it needs more evidence to support universal screening for autism in young children who show no developmental problems, in a departure from recommendations issued by other medical groups.

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Eli Lilly faces first U.S. trials over Cymbalta withdrawal

NEW YORK - Eli Lilly & Co on Tuesday will confront the first U.S. trial over allegations it failed to warn users of its popular antidepressant Cymbalta that they could suffer severe withdrawal symptoms, including suicidal thoughts and electric shock-like sensations.

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Extreme picky eating may portend mental health problems in preschoolers

(Reuters Health) - Preschoolers who are extremely picky eaters may also be more prone to mental health problems, a study suggests.

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Pediatric brain injury may lead to attention problems

(Reuters Health) - Kids with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have more lapses in attention and longer reaction times than children who suffer trauma to other parts of the body, researchers report.

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Vitamin D may not benefit postmenopausal bone health

(Reuters Health) - High doses of vitamin D may not help strengthen bones in postmenopausal women, a study suggests.

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In a first, drug using 3D printing technology gets FDA nod

- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, approved a drug that uses 3D printing technology, paving the way for potential customization of drugs to suit patients' needs.

Tech 1:59pm EDT

Fetal tissue research declining, still important

(This August 1 story has been refiled to correct the name of the company in paragraph three from Advanced Cell Technology to Ocata Therapeutics.)

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