Top stories in health and medicine, March 28, 2013

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1. Clues to Kids’ Asthma Focus on Genes, Wheezing. Expression of two genes on the childhood-asthma locus of chromosome 17 increased significantly with human rhinovirus (HRV) stimulation, suggesting a link to virus-induced wheezing and asthma.

2. Gupta Guide: Cancer Patients Poorly Served by Online Nutrition Info. When it comes to directing cancer patients to solid nutritional recommendations online, physicians are likely to find themselves at a loss.

3. Stop-Smoking Drugs Not Equal in Real Life. Varenicline (Chantix) may hold some longer-term advantages for smoking cessation compared with bupropion (Zyban, others).

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