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Top Medical News Stories of 2011

1. FDA Calls for Simvastatin Limits The FDA played a role in most of this year’s top news stories, starting with a June 8 recommendation that physicians restrict prescribing high doses of the cholesterol medication simvastatin (Zocor, Merck) because of a risk for muscle damage. The FDA drug safety communication states that physicians should limit using the…

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Exercise Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain, Ups Cognitive Function

Six weeks of aerobic exercise can relieve the pain typically experienced by patients with fibromyalgia (FM) who discontinue analgesic medications, according to imaging studies reported at the Neuroscience 2011, the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. The exercise also improves their working memory. The researchers suggest that this is a result of the increased activation of…

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