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State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill 3:33pm EDT

WASHINGTON Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.

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Guns help explain difference in urban and rural suicide rates

(Reuters Health) - Suicides rates may be higher in rural America than in cities at least in part because gun ownership is more common outside of urban areas, a recent study suggests.

2:59pm EDT

Undetected fractures linked to back pain in older men

(Reuters Health) - About three in five older men with tiny spinal fractures related to osteoporosis reported new or worsening back pain in a new study.

1:51pm EDT

FDA warns of death, liver injury risks from Intercept's drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Thursday that Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug Ocaliva was being incorrectly dosed in some patients with a rare liver disease, increasing the risk of liver injury and death.

1:04pm EDT

Merck KGaA, Pfizer's cancer drug Bavencio gets EU nod

FRANKFURT European regulators on Thursday granted market approval for Merck KGaA and Pfizer's immuno-oncology drug Bavencio to treat a rare and aggressive type of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma.

3:21am EDT

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