Top stories in health and medicine, December 19, 2012

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1. Psych Patients Shortchanged on Cancer Tx. Psychiatric patients with a cancer diagnosis were more likely to have metastases and less likely to receive specialized cancer treatments compared with the general population.

2. Overindulgence May Lower Life Expectancy. The season of good cheer might be the time of aging faster, according to a new way of looking at the risks of drinking, smoking, and overeating.

3. Regular Aspirin May Damage Eyes. Using aspirin long term may raise the risk of developing late age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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