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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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Abused infants may slip through the cracks in hospital systems

Infants who are victims of physical abuse take longer to get to a hospital and are less likely to receive emergency trauma care compared to children who sustain an accidental injury, researchers in the UK say.

May 23 2017

UK biotech boasts Europe's best pipeline as Brexit threat looms

LONDON Britain's biotech sector boasts the strongest new drug pipeline in Europe but industry leaders say it needs continued access to global talent, funding and regulatory clarity to thrive in the future - all of which could be jeopardized by Brexit.

May 23 2017

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

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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