Top stories in health and medicine this morning, February 7, 2012

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1. Spanking No Help in Child-Rearing. Physical punishment of children, such as spanking, is increasingly linked with long-term adverse consequences.

2. Physical Child Abuse Sends Thousands to Hospitals. Nearly 4,600 children were admitted to a U.S. hospital in 2006 as a result of physical abuse and 300 died because of the abuse.

3. Hubbies React to Stroke Symptoms Before Wives. After noticing stroke symptoms, married men called for emergency attention more quickly than married women.

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