Top stories in health and medicine, September 6, 2013

From MedPage Today:

  1. MRI No Help for Breast Cancer Recurrence After DCIS. Perioperative MRI did not reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence after treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
  2. Warnings on Packs Deter Kids From Smoking. The addition of graphic warnings on cigarette packs were more likely to discourage teens from smoking than when warnings were text-only, but did little to dissuade teens who were already regular smokers.
  3. Antidepressants Have No Effect on Bone Loss. The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or tricyclic antidepressants among women in midlife didn’t lead to a greater rate of bone loss.
  4. Yelling at Teens Won’t Fix Bad Behavior. Parents who yell, insult, or swear in an effort to correct bad behavior may perpetuate the behavior and increase a child’s risk for depression.

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