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

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1. Breast Cancer Deadlier for Men. Relatively few men develop breast cancer, but survival lags for those who do compared with women.

2. Mandates Boost Vaccine Coverage in ‘Tweens. Mandatory vaccination for entry to middle school appears to increase vaccine coverage among students.

3. Sudden Death in Athletes: Debate Continues. Relying on media reports is no basis for estimating the incidence of sudden cardiac death in athletes, nor does it provide the necessary basis to establish policy on the use of 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) in pre-participation physicals.

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