Top stories in health and medicine, December 11, 2012

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1. Intense Chemo Bests Standard in Breast Cancer. After a decade of follow-up, a highly concentrated chemotherapy regimen for women with high-risk breast cancer outperformed conventional treatment with the same drugs.

2. Binge Eating: Stepping Stone to Drug Use?. In addition to becoming overweight, children and teens who binge eat were at risk for marijuana and other drug use.

3. Hands-Only CPR Saves More Lives. The chances of surviving cardiac arrest with good brain function are better when bystanders focus CPR efforts on chest compression without mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing.

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