Top stories in health and medicine, August 21, 2012

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1. Burnout a Bigger Problem for Docs Than for Others. Burnout is significantly more common in physicians — particularly for those on the front line of care — than it is among the general U.S. work force.

2. Cancer in Dense Breasts No More Deadly. Mammographic breast density may be one of the strongest risk factors for developing breast cancer, but it doesn’t have an impact on survival.

3. Psoriasis Drugs May Curb Heart Disease Risk. Treating psoriasis patients with biologic drugs that inhibit tumor necrosis factor (TNF) may cut risk of heart attack compared with other treatments.

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