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  1. Botox OK'd for Smoothing Crow's Feet. The botulinum toxin drug Botox Cosmetic can be marketed for temporarily reducing moderate to severe lateral canthal lines -- better known as crow's feet -- in adults.
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  1. Pay for Performance Pays Off. Patients treated by physicians who received cash payments for adhering to treatment guidelines were more likely to show improvements in cardiovascular risk factors.
  2. Conflicting Data on Spiriva Safety. Real-world data indicating excess mortality with the mist version of tiotropium (Spiriva) was countered by further details from the TIOSPIR trial indicating no difference versus the dry powder version, which ...

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  1. FDA Panel Backs CT Colonography. An FDA advisory panel generally backed greater use of CT colonography in screening asymptomatic patients for colon cancer but did question certain aspects of the test.
  2. CDC Claims a Win for Anti-Smoking Ads. A 3-month advertising blitz sponsored by the CDC featuring "true stories told by former smokers" led some 220,000 current smokers to quit and ...

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  1. E-Cigarette Might Help Smokers Quit. A nicotine-dispensing electronic cigarette helped smokers quit at least as much as nicotine patches did.
  2. Can Gut Bugs Make You Fat? Or Skinny? Transplanting intestinal bacteria from lean or obese humans can turn mice fat or thin, and diet may transform that phenotype.
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  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).
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  1. Most Women Wrong About Risk of Breast Cancer. Fewer than 10% of women accurately estimated their risk of breast cancer, as they were equally likely to overestimate or underestimate the risk.
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  1. CV Deaths Down, but Still Too High, CDC Says. Preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease are on the decline but are still too high, particularly in younger adults and blacks.
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  1. Steroid Shots Ease Carpal Tunnel. Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome reported fewer symptoms several months after receiving steroid injections, but most still opted for surgery within a year to relieve persistent pain.
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