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Health News for 11/22/14

November 22, 2014

'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

The wide variety and complexity of foods served at holiday gatherings can pose a threat for people with food allergies, an expert warns.
Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds.
Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking

Close friends have more influence on teens' alcohol use than their general peer group does, a new study says.
Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

Those air-blown hand dryers in public restrooms may spread far more germs than conventional paper towels, a new study suggests.

 

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