Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 16, 1997
Working Moms Turn Traditional When They're Home
Two studies presented by psychologists at the American Psychological Association's (APA) 105th Annual Convention in Chicago found that stay-at-home dads are equal parts traditional mom and traditional dad.

Doctors Study Healthy Spine To Understand Back Pain
To understand more about back pain, researchers are using sonography to study healthy people who are pain-free.

Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
Researchers believe they have a new cost-effective imaging technique for evaluating patients with whiplash ­ which doctors call post-traumatic neck pain ­ and low back pain.

Transcranial Doppler Helps Predict Patients' Survival After Surgery For Brain Tumors
On average, transcranial sonography reveals brain tumor regrowth 6 weeks before MRI and 2 weeks before CT, a potentially life-saving difference, German doctors report.

Insulin Resistance Is A Risk Factor For Atherosclerosis In Whites And Hispanics
In a finding that could have implications for millions of Americans, particularly those who are diabetic, medical researchers report that whites and Hispanics who are insulin resistant are at a higher risk of developing atherosclerosis that can lead to stroke and heart attack.

Ultrasound May Speed Clot-Busters' Effect In Stroke, Reduce Risk To Patients
Japanese researchers report that low-frequency ultrasound speeds the clot-busting power of thrombolytic drugs and may allow physicians to dissolve blood clots deep within the brain with lower doses of medication ­ reducing the risk of bleeding and other complications.
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