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Obesity tied to trouble moving around for elderly women. Maintaining a healthy weight after menopause may improve women's chances of living into their mid-80s while keeping their health and mobility. Reuters, 11/15/2013.

Sequential Breast Regimen Passes Clinical Test. A potentially more heart-friendly sequential chemotherapy regimen for breast cancer proved as effective as the standard concurrent approach but with less cardiotoxicity. Med Page Today, 11/16/2013. (Also see Cancer and Scleroderma)

High IgG Signals Autoimmunity in Kids. High levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) in children — and particularly girls — were associated with the development of autoimmune disease. Med Page Today, 11/11/2013. (Also see IgG Antibodies)

The Best Way to Protect Against Allergies? Start While in the Womb. Moms pass on protective immunity to their children, and the ability to fight allergies is no exception. Times Healthland, 11/08/2013.

Blood Test Could Show If Skin Cancer Has Spread. A straightforward blood test could identify patients whose skin cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Times Healthland, 11/04/2013. (Also see: Cancer and Scleroderma)

What To Eat Now: alcohol, the anti-nutrient. A word of warning on holiday party drinking without the damage-limitation. The Telegraph, 11/11/2013.

Drinking even one strong coffee in the afternoon can knock an HOUR off your sleep. According to scientists, drinking two or three cups of coffee, even six hours before bedtime, could cost you up to an hourís sleep. Mail On Line, 11/07/2013. (Also see Sleep Disorders)

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