Top stories in health and medicine this morning, March 13, 2012

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1. Eating More Red Meat May Mean Quicker Death. Increasing consumption of both processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with a greater risk of dying during the study period.

2. Statins May Cut Parkinson’s Risk. Statin users may get an added benefit from the cardioprotective lipid-lowering — a modestly reduced risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

3. Sugary Drinks Tied to More Heart Attacks. Men who frequently drink sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages may be putting themselves at risk of a heart attack.

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