Top stories in health and medicine, September 26, 2012

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1. Suicides More Common than Traffic Deaths. Suicide has overtaken traffic accidents as the leading cause of injury deaths in the U.S.

2. Weight Gain After Bypass Not Affected by Diet. Lifestyle factors — including dietary intake, physical activity levels, and treadmill time — were not predictive of weight regain from 2 to 6 years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

3. ‘Gut Feelings’ Matter in Dx of Kids’ Infections. Physicians should pay attention to their “gut feeling” that something may be seriously wrong when assessing a child with an infectious disease — even if the clinical appearance is reassuring.

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