Top stories in health and medicine, September 11, 2012

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1. Mom’s Diabetes, Income May Lead to Child’s ADHD. Maternal diabetes during pregnancy and/or economic status may predict a child’s risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

2. USPSTF Says No to Routine Tests for Ovarian Ca. Women with an average risk of ovarian cancer should not undergo routine screening for the disease, according to a recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

3. Acupuncture Does Help for Chronic Pain. Acupuncture provides more relief from various types of chronic pain than does usual care and should be considered a valid therapeutic option.

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