Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 12, 1997
Bilingual Children Understand Written Languages Sooner Than Monolingual Children, Study Finds
A study of 137 bilingual and monolingual preschoolers finds that those who speak two languages learn to read sooner than those who speak only one.

Colorado State University Study Of Sheep Finds Promising Treatment For Osteoporosis
In a one-year study of adult female sheep, Colorado State University Professor Simon Turner has unveiled a promising non-drug treatment for osteoporosis, a disease that affects 10 million Americans.

Disapproving Looks From Mother May Hurt Problem-Solving Abilities Of Child Later On, Says New Study
New study finds that how mothers react to their toddlers' frustration while trying to learn new skills can affect the children's problem-solving abilities when they are school- aged.

New Research Reveals The Most And Least Effective Ways Children Deal With Summer Camp Homesickness
Some degree of homesickness in children in overnight summer camp may be inevitable, but a new study suggests that parents can help their children prepare to cope with it.

Benefits Of Deregulated Energy Markets Outweigh Risks, Energy Experts Argue
As legislators at all levels of government contemplate increased competition for natural gas and electricity, the deregulation of energy markets so far presents clear evidence that competition results in lower costs to consumers, according to a new article published by Resources for the Future

It Takes A Full Day To Raise Two Kids
Cornell/University of Utah time-use experts find that parents with two children put in 7.5 hours a day raising kids -- three times more than experts had previously estimated because they had only considered primary child care

When Tested, Drivers Will Defend Parking Space
As you get into your car at the shopping mall, you notice a car waiting to take your parking space.

New Guidelines To Set Standards For Best Treatment Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
A team of psychiatrists led by Duke University Medical Center has developed the first hands-on, practical reference guide to help clinicians treat real-world patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a condition that is often more complex and treatment-resistant than textbook cases indicate
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