Top stories in health and medicine this morning, February 14, 2012

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1. Obama Budget: No Big Dollars for Health. President Obama’s proposed 2013 budget includes a slight increase for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — but it’s coming at a time when his Republican adversaries are calling for budget cuts, not increases.

2. Air Pollution Tied to Stroke, Cognitive Slide. Airborne pollution can have serious consequences for the brain and the heart even at typical levels of exposure.

3. No Age Limit on Benefits of Eating Well. Older people who eat properly are likely to live longer.

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