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Hot Pepper Chemical Links Tongue to Heart

The secret to heart attack chest pain may be on the tip of your tongue. Researchers found evidence to suggest the same type of nerve receptors that register the "burning" of capsaicin on the tongue, register the sensation of chest pain from a heart...
2-Sep-2003 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cause for Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome causes an irresistible urge to move the legs often accompanied by creepy-crawly sensations. The sensations are only relieved by movement, and become worse as the sun goes down causing sleeplessness for the millions with RLS...
10-Jun-2003 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hope for First New Melanoma Treatment in Decades

A new study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers reveals for the first time one of the mechanisms by which malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, grows and spreads.
30-May-2003 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More African Americans Develop, Die from Colorectal Cancer

African Americans in the three, largely-rural states of PA, WV and KY, are more likely to develop colorectal cancer and more likely to die from it than Caucasians, according to a study revealed today by researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey...
22-May-2003 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Asthmatics: Beware of dogs

Man's best friend may be poor company for asthmatics. A study by the Asthma Clinical Research Network shows that a greater number of people had reactions to cat allergen, but dogs came out on top as promoting greater disturbances in pulmonary...
21-May-2003 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researcher to Head New NFCR Center for Metastatic Cancer Research

A dynamic group of respected national research institutions announced the formation of a new partnership with the basic goal of finding out what causes cancer to metastasize or spread -- and how the spread of cancer to the bones of an individual can...
29-Mar-2002 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pacemaker for the Brain May Offer Hope to Sufferers of Severe Parkinson's Disease

A researcher at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine is investigating an alternative surgical treatment that could rejuvenate patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
19-Dec-2001 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hormone Replacement Therapy Decreases Risk of Sleep Apnea

New research from Penn State College of Medicine shows that postmenopausal women who take hormone replacement therapy greatly decrease their chance of getting sleep apnea and the health complications it can cause. (Am. J. of Respiratory and Critical...
16-Mar-2001 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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