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Today's Top Medical Stories for Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New research suggests it's never too late to get the benefits of exercise, and a new ruling on Avandia.
The Food and Drug Administration is lifting restrictions on use of the former blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia.
The agency made the decision after reviewing data that suggests the drug does not increase the risk of heart attack.
The FDA restricted Avandia's use in 2010.
 

Chest pain should not be the only factor when diagnosing heart attacks in women. A new study in JAMA found when ER doctors asked female patients about their chest pain - including location and onset - it wasn't helpful in making an accurate diagnosis. Researchers found many women don't have typical chest pain and that electrocardiograms and blood tests should also be part of the diagnosis.

And regular physical activity later in life boosts the likelihood of healthy aging up to seven times. Researchers in England found even those who started exercising late in life saw significant health benefits - they were more than three times as likely to be healthy agers compared to those who did nothing.  Researchers consider healthy aging to be the absence of major disease along with good mental health and cognitive abilities. That's a look at some of the day's top health stories.

(Adriana Diaz, CBS News)


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