Top stories in health and medicine, October 3, 2012

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1. Study Affirms Indoor Tanning, Skin Cancer Link. Indoor tanning with lamps and beds boosts the risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer, especially among younger people.

2. Beta-Blockers Not Always Life Savers. Contrary to long held belief beta-blockers may not reduce the risk of a second heart attack and in some patients the drugs appear to increase the risk of events.

3. Eye Measures Tied to Brain Pathology in MS. Retinal thickness as measured with a high-tech ocular scanner in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients correlated significantly with the volumes of certain brain structures.

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