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No vote on healthcare bill this week in U.S. House 9:21am EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. House leaders have decided against holding a vote on a reworked healthcare system overhaul this week after failing to find the necessary support, congressional aides said on Thursday. | Video

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Mexican Congress approves use of medical marijuana

MEXICO CITY Mexico's Lower House of Congress passed a bill on Friday to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs, a step closer to outright legalization in a country long scarred by warring drug cartels.

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FDA approves Radius Health's osteoporosis drug Tymlos

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Radius Health Inc's drug to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture or those who have failed other therapies.

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Is active surveillance safe for men with family history of prostate cancer?

(Reuters Health) - Having a family history of prostate cancer doesn’t make it more risky for men with a new diagnosis of the disease to initially hold off on active treatment in favor of monitoring with periodic lab tests, a research review suggests.

3:57pm EDT

Rethink emphasis on lowering saturated fat to save hearts: docs

(Reuters Health) - Instead of eating less saturated fat and worrying about so-called bad cholesterol, a group of doctors suggests an alternative approach for preventing heart disease.

2:34pm EDT

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