Top stories in health and medicine, March 8, 2013

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1. Tattoo Me: Tales of Regret and No Regrets. Almost a third of people with tattoos regretted the decision to get body art, particularly men who obtained tattoos at a young age.

2. Distance Program Helps Depressed Heart Patients. An organized depression treatment program gave patients who’d had a heart attack — or a near miss — reason for hope.

3. Mental Deficit in MS Tied to White Matter Damage. Significant differences were seen in sophisticated MRI brain scans between multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with cognitive impairments and those without, apparently unrelated to classic MS lesions.

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