Top stories in health and medicine, October 31, 2012

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1. Storm Damage: When Patients Must Be Moved. As flood waters rose in lower Manhattan, backup generators at NYU Langone Medical Center failed — an outage that shut down not just lights, but phones and email.

2. Eating Fish, but Not Supplements, Cuts Stroke Risk. Eating fish appears to be associated with a small but significant decrease in the risk of cerebrovascular events.

3. Marker May Link Smoking with ADHD. A genetic marker associated with smoking has been linked with the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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