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November 21, 2014
Health Tip: Check Stress at the Office
(HealthDay News) -- Your work environment may be stressful enough without adding your frustration to the mix.
Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals
(HealthDay News) -- Household cleaners often are poisonous and their containers may be attractive to young children.
Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly
FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke outcomes are better when patients are treated in an ambulance by a neurologist equipped with a CT scanner and clot-busting drugs, German researchers report.
Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men
FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being the boss at work seems to raise the odds for symptoms of depression among women, but not men, a new study finds.
Ick! Tapeworm Infecting Man's Brain Yields Genetic Secrets
FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've mapped the genome -- the genetic "blueprint" -- of a tapeworm extracted from a British man's brain, in hopes it might help others with this very rare infection.
Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes
FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly adults who live in nursing homes may commonly deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents, a new study suggests.
Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows
FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene.
Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted
FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A clinical trial of hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell anemia has been halted a year early because the results show it is a safe and effective way to manage the disease and reduce the risk of stroke.
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that's likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says.
Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2014
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
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