Top stories in health and medicine, November 1, 2012

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1. Head Lice Lotion Safe, Effective. A single, 10-minute application of topical ivermectin (Sklice) without nit combing was effective and safe for killing head lice.

2. NYC’s Bellevue Evacuates 500 Patients. Officials at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Center, which has been operating on emergency generators since late Monday, announced Wednesday that they are transferring about 500 patients to other hospitals.

3. For Redheads, Melanoma Risk May Be Genetic. Genetic research is putting a new complexion on melanoma risk.

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