Pennsylvania State University

Genetics affect concussion recovery

A wide receiver is tackled after catching a pass in a game of football. He hits the ground hard and his brain is jolted from the momentum. The athlete experiences dizziness, nausea, and ringing in his ears and is diagnosed ...

Nov 24, 2015
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Vitamin D status related to immune response to HIV-1

Vitamin D plays an important part in the human immune response and deficiency can leave individuals less able to fight infections like HIV-1. Now an international team of researchers has found that high-dose vitamin D supplementation ...

Jun 15, 2015
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Electronic cigarette use rising among teenagers

Use of electronic cigarettes—or e-cigs, for short—has increased among adolescents, but the jury is still out on how many young people are becoming addicted, and how harmful they are for both young people and adults, relative ...

Nov 13, 2015
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Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers.

May 22, 2015
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