Top stories in health and medicine this morning, February 1, 2012

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1. Both Sexes Enjoy Statin Benefits. Statins cut cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in both men and women.

2. Support by Mom Raises Kids’ Brain Volume. Maternal support and nurturing in early childhood can boost development of a brain region crucial for memory, stress, and emotion regulation.

3. WellPoint to Boost Pay for Primary Care Docs. One of the nation’s largest insurers, WellPoint, has announced it will begin paying primary care doctors more money for participating in a care coordination program.

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