Top stories in health and medicine, October 2, 2012

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1. Sexually Abused Women Skip Pap Smear. Sexually-abused girls appear more likely to skip cervical cancer screening as adults, according to an exploratory study suggesting that the exam brings back the feeling of victimization for some.

2. Sleepy Workers Make Costly Mistakes. Insomnia may exact an expensive toll in on-the-job errors and accidents.

3. One Drink a Day May Up Afib Risk in Heart Disease. Even moderate consumption of alcohol may increase the chance of developing atrial fibrillation in older individuals with a high cardiovascular risk or diabetes.

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