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The Medical Minute: Lawn Mower Injuries Often Prove Severe

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"We need to remind people that these are dangerous machines, and the consequences are devastating."
18-May-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Learn How the Immune System Fights Parasitic Worms

An international team of researchers reveals how immune cells called macrophages activate to kill parasitic worms. The findings could lead to better drugs to fight common infections.
11-May-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Strokes on the Rise Among Young People

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According to the American Stroke Association, the number of people 65 and older who were treated for ischemic stroke declined between 2000 and 2010. However, hospitalization rates for those younger than 65 rose.
11-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: “BE FAST” to Recognize Stroke Signs

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Many people have become familiar with the FAST acronym for identifying acute stroke symptoms. But a recently expanded version of the acronym can make it easier for those witnessing an acute stroke to identify it in nearly all cases.
4-May-2017 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tantrums Aren’t Caused by Speech and Language Deficits in Children with Autism

Speech or language impairments may not be the cause of more frequent tantrums in children with autism, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
3-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

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New guidelines recommend that men aged 55 to 69 with no signs of prostate cancer have a conversation with their doctor about the benefits and drawbacks of screening for the disease.
27-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mothers’ Relationship Happiness May Influence Infant Fussiness

How happy a mother is in her relationship and the social support she receives may affect risk of infant colic, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
24-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Medical Minute: Healthy Volunteers Vital to Clinical Trials

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There is an ongoing need for healthy volunteers in clinical research studies that can lead to healthcare breakthroughs that provide better drugs and treatments for patients.
20-Apr-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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