Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 11, 1998
Hopkins Study Shows Languishing Addictions Drug Really Works
A longer-acting alternative to methadone that never quite caught on following its FDA approval in 1993 may now greatly increase the number of addicts who stick with treatment, thanks to a new Johns Hopkins study.

Gulf War Veterans Have Excessive Rates Of Death, Hospitalization, Studies Show

Gulf War veterans have died or been hospitalized at excessive rates since the war, a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas researcher reports in the August 15 American Journal of Epidemiology.



New Study Shows 13 High School Boys Died Pole Vaulting From 1982 To 1997
Thirteen young U.S. athletes -- all high school boys -- died from catastrophic accidents suffered while pole vaulting between fall 1982 and spring 1997, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows.
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