Top stories in health and medicine this morning, May 31, 2012

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1. Diabetics on ‘Biggest Loser’ Shed Meds, Too. Diabetic and prediabetic contestants on the TV show “The Biggest Loser” were off their medications within a few weeks of starting an intense exercise regimen.

2. Working Nights Raises Risk for Breast Cancer. Women who regularly worked the night shift were more likely to develop breast cancer.

3. Narcotic Painkiller Use Booming Among Elderly. Gary Wickert had wanted to buy a pill organizer for his wife, Patricia.

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