Why Health Workers Want No Part of Flu Vaccine

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Many health workers won’t take swine flu vaccine
“Even though testing has so far raised no “red flags” regarding safety of potential swine flu vaccines, surveys and focus groups show that healthcare workers and members of the public may be leery of being getting shots when supplies become available this fall.”

Use of low-dose aspirin in primary prevention of cardiovascular events not recommended
“The use of low-dose aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in healthy individuals with asymptomatic atherosclerosis is currently not warranted, according to the lead researcher of a large “real-world” study presented today at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2009 Congress.”

An Easy Fix for Tennis Elbow?
“It is thought that up to 3% of the population suffers from lateral epicondylitis, and, despite its nickname of tennis elbow, people don’t have to play tennis to be affected by the condition, investigators noted. The pain can be caused by something as simple as lifting a coffee cup.”

Why the #$%! Do We Swear? For Pain Relief
“Bad language could be good for you, a new study shows. For the first time, psychologists have found that swearing may serve an important function in relieving pain.”