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Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythm 3:56am EDT

Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of people in Denmark.

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FDA clears Merck's Keytruda based on cancer genetics, not location

Merck & Co's immunotherapy Keytruda on Tuesday became the first cancer drug ever approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on a patients' specific genetic traits, regardless of where in the body the disease originated.

May 23 2017
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Republicans push back against Trump plan to cut foreign aid

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress on Tuesday assailed his proposed cuts in the diplomatic and foreign aid budget, making it unlikely the cutbacks in global health, peacekeeping and other programs will take effect.

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'War on sugar' takes toll; Asia, Brazil struggle to make up shortfall

LONDON/NEW YORK The "war on sugar" being waged by governments and consumers to combat public health emergencies like diabetes is slowing growth in global demand, which along with other factors could signal a fundamental shift in consumption ahead.

May 23 2017
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Kenyan medics say U.S. health aid cuts will mean more abortions

KISUMU, Kenya President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a policy blocking U.S. aid to organizations offering abortion services will have one sure result, say medical workers in this city: more abortions.

May 23 2017

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