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.

 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.

 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.

 Health Highlights: Nov. 21, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

 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.

 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.

 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.

 Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals

(HealthDay News) -- Household cleaners often are poisonous and their containers may be attractive to young children.

 Health Tip: Check Stress at the Office

(HealthDay News) -- Your work environment may be stressful enough without adding your frustration to the mix.

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 Study Supports Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a new study finds that former donors who find they need a kidney later in life are benefiting from policies that give them priority on the transplant waiting list.

 Abuse-Resistant Prescription Painkiller Approved

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate), an abuse-resistant, extended release form of the painkiller hydrocodone (best known as Vicodin).

 FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new hydrocodone tablet that's designed to help thwart abuse.

 MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive for People With Cochlear Implants

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with cochlear implants experience pain, discomfort and problems with the implant's internal magnet when they undergo an MRI scan, a new study finds.

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two U.S. government agencies have proposed new rules that will make it easier for everyone to know whether a clinical trial was successful or not.

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving blood sugar control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones have some effect on menopausal women's sex lives, their emotional health and quality of their relationships have a stronger influence, according to a new study.

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

THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most people who drink to excess or binge drink are not alcoholics, a new U.S. government report says.