Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 08, 1997
Nonwhites, New Yorkers Have Worst City Housing Quality
Nonwhites and New Yorkers fare worst in a Cornell University housing study of structural adequacy and crowding in seven cities.

Study Provides Baseline Measurements Of Viral Load In Pediatric AIDS
The amount of HIV in the blood of perinatally infected infants peaks at 1 to 2 months of age and then declines slowly to level off at 24 months at relatively high concentrations compared to those for an adult, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

New Welfare Limits Likely To Affect Alarming Number of Families
Within eight years, 41 percent of the current caseload of AFDC recipients will reach the 60-month cutoff for lifetime receipt of welfare, according to a new study that examined monthly patterns of AFDC receipt during the 1980s and early 1990s.

NIAID Study: Cockroaches Important Cause Of Asthma Morbidity Among Inner-City Children
A large study supported by NIAID has conclusively demonstrated that the combination of cockroach allergy and exposure to the insects is an important cause of asthma- related illness and hospitalizations among children in U.S. inner-city areas.

Controversial Needle Exchange Clinical Trial Underway At University Of Alaska Anchorage
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA -- Dr. Alan Leshner, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has given final approval to University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Researcher Dr.

Tracking Blood Levels Of HIV Improves Treatment Of Infants
Scientists at Johns Hopkins and other institutions report that a test that counts AIDS viruses in blood should be routinely used on newborns whose mothers are HIV-positive so The study cited in the May 6 press release
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