Top stories in health and medicine, February 22, 2013

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1. HIV Linked to Sudden Loss of Hearing. Having HIV appears to increase the risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, at least among younger patients.

2. Residency Rules: Shift Limits Dissed. Program directors who manage interns and residents approve of most of the workload requirements implemented 18 months ago, except for duty-hour restrictions.

3. More Cancers in Men, Blacks, Elderly. The rate of invasive cancer in the U.S. was 459 per 100,000 people in 2009, the latest year for which figures are available.

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