Top stories in health and medicine this morning, January 3, 2012

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1. No Clear Winner in C. Difficile Battle. No antibiotic has proven to be consistently superior as a first-shot cure for Clostridium difficile infection.

2. Sleep Woes Tied to Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetic Kids. Children with type 1 diabetes may be more likely to have sleep problems that worsen not only their blood sugar control, but also their quality of life.

3. Good Nutrition Keeps Brain in Shape. A diet rich in vitamins and healthy fats may help older adults stay cognitively sharp.

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