Top stories in health and medicine this morning, March 8, 2012

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1. Severe Brain Injury Warrants Bold Moves. Early, aggressive treatment of patients with severe traumatic brain injury appears to be cost-effective compared with less aggressive approaches.

2. Constant Stress Linked to Memory Loss. Chronic stress may lead to memory problems by interfering with glutamate signaling in the prefrontal cortex.

3. Surgery Tops Drugs for Resistant Epilepsy. Early surgical intervention appears to be superior to continued drug therapy for patients with drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy.

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