Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 13, 1996
Study Finds Breast-Feeding May Lower Women's Risk Of Breast Cancer
Breast-feeding for at least 12 months during their lifetime appears to offer women some protection against developing breast cancer later in life, a new study by epidemiologists at the University at Buffalo has found.

Chemists Develop Probe To Detect Changes In Imaging Agents Inside Body
Chemists at the University of Cincinnati have found a way to determine what happens to medical imaging agents as they travel through the body and accumulate inside various tissues and organs.

Sexual Assault Associated With Increased Rate Of Attempted Suicide
A survey of nearly 3,000 North Carolina residents, reported in the June 13 Archives of General Psychiatry, has found that women with a history of sexual assault are six times more likely to attempt suicide at some point in their lives, according to a study at Duke University Medical Center

Study Finds TV Portrayals Of CPR Are Misleading
A study of three popular television programs, reported in the June 13 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, has found that TV portrayals of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are two to five times more successful than real-life situations, according to researchers at the Durham VA Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center and the University of Chicago

Chemistry Student's Research Could Help Fight Crime
A senior chemistry student at the University of Cincinnati has developed a new forensics technique that can be used to identify the source of inks on letters, checks, and other documents.
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