Top stories in health and medicine this morning, January 18, 2012

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1. ‘Totally’ Resistant TB Surfaces in India. Drug resistance in tuberculosis appears to have reached a peak in several patients in India, who are virtually untreatable with available medications.

2. Glimmer of Hope in U.S. Obesity Picture. Obesity — in both kids and adults — may be hitting a plateau, according to CDC researchers.

3. No Alcohol Intake Safe in Pregnancy. Any alcohol consumption during pregnancy — especially during the second half of the first trimester — puts the newborn at risk for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).

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