Top stories in health and medicine this morning, June 11, 2012

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1. Fish Oil Takes Down Lipids in Diabetics. Diabetics with mixed dyslipidemia who were on statins improved their lipid profiles, without worsening glycemic control, with a novel omega-3 fatty acid drug.

2. Byetta Tops as Add-On Diabetes Therapy. The GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide (Byetta) was superior to glimepiride (Amaryl) as an add-on therapy once patients with type 2 diabetes had failed on metformin.

3. Study Shows Even Little Kids Can Be Cutters. Children as young as 7-years-old report cutting and burning themselves in nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI).

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