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Top News Stories: Nov. 2-8


What Obama’s victory means for health care, six surprisingly salty foods and more of this week’s top news stories:

Barack Obama Wins: What It Means for Health Care
President Obama’s victory in this year’s presidential election ensures that the health reform law introduced during his first term will move forward. Read more

Act Quickly to Beat Mold after a Flood
Those struggling to clean up flooded homes and businesses after Hurricane Sandy should beware the dangers of mold, which can be especially hazardous for people with breathing problems related to allergies and asthma. Read more

List of ‘Salty Six’ Foods May Surprise You
Too much sodium in your diet? Your lunchtime sandwich may be more to blame than potato chips. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have warned of surprisingly high sodium levels in six common foods, including bread and cold cuts. Read more

New Arthritis Drug Xeljanz Gets FDA Approval
Pfizer has received FDA approval for a first-of-its-kind treatment for rheumatoid arthritis that mutes the inflammation responses responsible for RA. Read more

4 Signs of Aging That May Show Higher Heart Risk
A receding hairline and earlobe creases appear to be two signs of poor heart health, according to Danish researchers. Read more

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