Top stories in health and medicine, January 3, 2013

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1. No Extra Death Risk Seen for Moderate Obesity. Only people with body mass index values of 35 or higher face a significantly higher risk of early death than normal-weight individuals.

2. Change in Pill Color Plays Role in Rx Adherence. Something as small as the color of a generic medication can confuse patients enough to interrupt their treatment.

3. Motor Skills Tied to Performance in School. Poor motor function in childhood may lead to lower academic achievement in adolescence.

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