Top stories in health and medicine, June 12, 2013

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1. 2 Pradaxa Doses Beat Warfarin in Afib. Considering both efficacy and safety, both the 110-mg and 150-mg doses of dabigatran (Pradaxa) had a net clinical benefit compared with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.

2. Overweight Women Risk Delivering Baby Early. The risk of preterm delivery increased significantly in women who were overweight or obese at conception.

3. Broken Bones a Signal to Screen Women for Abuse. One in six women treated at fracture clinics reported being victims of domestic violence over the preceding 12 months, and one in 50 said their current injuries were caused by a partner.

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