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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking
Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men
Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes
Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests

Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks
Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly
Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds
Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers

Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows
Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk

Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted
Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets
Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

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