Top stories in health and medicine this morning, March 5, 2012

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1. Exercise Raises Quality of Life in Asthma. Patients with persistent asthma reported significant improvements in quality of life after four months of structured exercise in a gym.

2. Screening Pap Smears Tied to Higher Cure Rate. Women with screen-detected cervical cancer had a 26% absolute increase in cure rate as compared with women who were symptomatic at diagnosis.

3. Food Allergy Common in Joint Disorder. Children with the inherited disorder known as Ehlers Danlos type 3 syndrome may be at high risk for severe food allergy.

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