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Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens’ Drinking

Larger peer group is less important when it comes to drinking or not, study says

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

Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2014

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

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

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals

Turn on bathroom fan while in use

Health Tip: Check Stress at the Office

Keep smiling at the job

Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man’s Brain Yields Genetic Secrets

Parasite was causing seizures, headaches in 50-year-old, researchers say

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

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

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

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

Most former donors got a needed organ relatively quickly, researchers say

Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

Hysingla ER is only for chronic pain, and is formulated to resist crushing, dissolving

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