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Health News for 08/28/11

August 28, 2011

Sweet Sparrow Songs May Actually Be Shouting Matches

Although it may sound sweet and friendly, song-sharing among sparrows is actually a hostile behavior, similar to arguing or slinging insults, Canadian scientists have found.
New Blood Thinner May Outperform Warfarin for Irregular Heartbeat

An experimental drug, apixaban (Eliquis), appears better than the old standby warfarin in preventing strokes in people with the abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.
Irene Downgraded to Tropical Storm But Still a Threat

Experts at the National Hurricane Center on Sunday downgraded Hurricane Irene to Tropical Storm status, with early reports from New York City showing less damage from the storm than had originally been feared.

 

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