Top stories in health and medicine this morning, March 28, 2012

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1. Extreme Obesity Adds More Risk in Hysterectomy. Increasingly severe obesity drives up complication rates after hysterectomy, and outcomes continually worsen with rising body mass index.

2. Sleep and Heart Health Intertwined. Skimping on sleep — or hitting the snooze bar too many times — may have a negative effect on cardiovascular health.

3. Angioplasty Helps in MS, Studies Find. Performing angioplasty to remove blockages in neck and chest veins appeared to improve symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

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