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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

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

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

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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

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

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Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking

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

'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

Expert gives tips on avoiding problems

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

Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes

Cost of Diabetes Care Keeps Climbing, Report Shows

Increases also seen for prediabetes, undiagnosed diabetes care

FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

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

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results

Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido

MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

Study finds some patients had to discontinue the scan, or the hearing device was impaired by magnetic field