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LATEST NEWS:   No vote on healthcare bill this week in U.S. House - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.
LATEST NEWS:   UK cancer fund was poor value and may have caused patient suffering - LONDON (Reuters) - A special U.K. Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) set up in 2010 spent over 1.2 billion pounds ($1.55 bln) but failed to deliver value for patients or society and may have caused unnecessary suffering, an analysis has found.
LATEST NEWS:   Biomarin sets high price for rare pediatric brain disease drug - (Reuters) - Biomarin Pharmaceuticals Inc said the annual price for its drug, which won U.S. approval on Thursday, to treat a rare and fatal type of pediatric brain disease is expected to be $486,000 after mandatory government discounts and rebates.
LATEST NEWS:   Taking the stairs may boost energy more than drinking a soda - (Reuters Health) - For young women running on little sleep, 10 minutes of stair walking increased energy more than the amount of caffeine in a soda or half a cup of coffee, according to a small study.
LATEST NEWS:   Going to college may increase risk of marijuana use - (Reuters Health) - College is increasingly a gateway for young adults in the U.S. to begin using marijuana and the risk keeps growing the more “normalized” pot use becomes, researchers say.
LATEST NEWS:   Can puppies protect babies from allergies and obesity? - Reuters Health) - Exposing babies to puppies and other furry pets might help them accumulate two types of bacteria in their gut that are associated with a lower risk of allergies and obesity, a Canadian study suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   FDA approves Bayer's Stivarga to treat most common liver cancer - (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday it has approved Bayer AG's drug Stivarga to treat liver cancer, the first such approval in nearly a decade.
LATEST NEWS:   Many exercise options are tied to better brain function - (Reuters Health) - Older adults who want to get moving to help boost their brain function have a wide variety of workouts to choose from, a research review suggests.
LATEST NEWS:   Police-associated injury not on the rise in U.S. - (Reuters Health) - Despite increased attention to deaths and injuries resulting from clashes with police, U.S. emergency department visits for police-associated injuries have remained stable at about 51,000 a year since 2006, researchers say.