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U.S. Senate joins House to pass sweeping new health bill 6:38pm EST

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to support sweeping legislation that will reshape the way the Food and Drug Administration approves new medicines.

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Heart problems tied to increased risk of suicide

People with acute coronary syndrome caused by poor blood flow to the heart may be at an increased risk of suicide - especially in the six months following their diagnosis, according to a new study from Taiwan.

4:13pm EST

Double test cuts odds of getting parasite from blood transfusion

An experimental test for the parasite that causes babesiosis was able to prevent the disease from infecting people through blood transfusion, according to a new study of nearly 90,000 U.S. blood donors.

6:15pm EST

More than half of older Americans skip dental checkups

(Reuters Health) - Only about one in nine U.S. adults with Medicare coverage have dental insurance, and many of them may be putting off oral healthcare as a result, a recent study suggests.

3:50pm EST

Philippines HIV prevention policies leave behind men who have sex with men: rights group

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippines is not doing enough to tackle soaring HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men by offering greater access to HIV testing and condoms, an international rights group said on Thursday.

7:35pm EST

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