Top stories in health and medicine, February 19, 2013

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1. Acupuncture Pins Hay Fever, but Briefly. An 8-week course of acupuncture had statistically significant but short-lived benefits for people with seasonal allergic rhinitis.

2. Hip Implants More Likely to Fail in Women. Failure rates for hip implants were 29% higher for women than men in a large U.S. registry study after controlling for a variety of factors including device type.

3. Cardio Risk Factors Predict Early Death. Adolescents and young adults with a range of cardiometabolic risk factors have an increased risk of dying before they turn 55.

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