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

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1. Kicking Habit Adds More Pounds Than Thought. Smokers who successfully quit for a year can expect, on average, to gain more than 10 pounds over that time.

2. ‘Mystery’ Illness Likely Not Only in Cambodia. The illness suspected of killing several dozen children in Cambodia is no stranger to the region, according to the CDC.

3. Avastin’s Breast Cancer Effect Modest ‘At Best’. The angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) has “at best” a modest effect on outcomes in metastatic breast cancer.

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