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Melanoma Drug From Pine Bark Substance
2014-05-21 10:20:43

A substance that comes from pine bark is a potential source for a new treatment of melanoma, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Small Elliptical Device Could Promote Exercise While Sitting
2014-01-22 13:16:16

People may be able to keep the weight off by using a compact elliptical device while sitting at a desk or watching TV, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

2013-06-18 15:35:39

Treating patients with dementia can be viewed as a difficult task for doctors, but Penn State College of Medicine researchers say that storytelling may be one way to improve medical students' perceptions of people affected by the condition.

2013-03-18 20:59:04

The digital rectal exam is an important screening test that can discover prostate cancer that a prostate-specific antigen or PSA test may not, despite the higher sensitivity of the PSA test.

2012-06-21 02:13:12

A Web-based program featuring successful strategies of others who have lost weight may be an effective strategy for weight loss.

2012-05-02 15:04:38

Sleep-deprived surgeons can perform a previously learned task or learn a new task as well as surgeons who are rested, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

2012-04-24 22:42:56

A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may make an individual more likely to show other addiction-like behaviors, including substance abuse.

2012-02-09 23:37:59

Farmers markets at medical centers may contribute to greater wellness in surrounding communities while adding public health value to a market's mission.

2011-10-05 18:59:06

A tracheostomy performed within the first seven days after a severe head injury results in better overall patient outcome.

2011-09-14 13:16:59

While electronic cigarettes may be a long-term alternative to the real thing for some smokers, Penn State College of Medicine researchers suggest medical providers should continue to encourage more traditional smoking cessation methods.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.