Top stories in health and medicine, October 29, 2012

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1. Women Who Quit Smoking Do Live Longer. Life expectancy was dramatically improved among participants in Great Britain’s Million Women Study who quit smoking compared with continuous smokers, confirming the previously uncertain benefits of smoking cessation in women.

2. Make the ED Ouchless, Says AAP. The systematic and comprehensive management of pain and anxiety is a crucial component of emergency department (ED) care for all children.

3. Lower C. Diff Risk Seen in Statin Users. Hospitalized patients had a significantly reduced risk of Clostridium difficile infection if they were taking statins prior to admission.

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