Top stories in health and medicine, December 7, 2012

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1. Facebook and Twitter May Help Fight Obesity in Kids. Using social media and social networks to combat childhood obesity holds promise, but more research is needed to optimize those tools.

2. Size Can Matter When Taking BP Drugs. Some hypertension medications appear to be sensitive to a person’s weight, a subanalysis of the ACCOMPLISH trial found.

3. Artery Damage Seen in Sleep Apnea. People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have subclinical arterial disease on par with that seen in patients with diabetes.

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