Top stories in health and medicine, September 28, 2012

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1. Anxiety Drug Use May Boost Dementia Risk. Older patients who used benzodiazepine anti-anxiety drugs were at substantially higher risk of developing dementia than nonusers.

2. HIV Therapy Universally Effective. HIV therapy is equally effective regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, or economic class — as long as patients can be engaged and retained in care.

3. Get Flu Shot, Experts Urge. Despite a relatively mild influenza season last year, it remains important to get vaccinated this and every year.

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