Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 07, 1999
Early warning signs of violence often overlooked, study finds
A new study by Ohio University researchers suggests many teachers and counselors often overreact to one-time, physical confrontations between kids and overlook nonviolent behaviors that can cause even more damaging, long-term emotional and social problems.

Supply tracking systems improves Army efficiency
A new computerized supply tracking system designed by Georgia Institute of Technology engineers is helping the U.S.

Private sector membership in labor unions on the decline
Today's labor unions aren't what they were just a decade ago, according to a recently published analysis of big labor in America.

CHR, UNICEF and World Bank to co-sponsor meeting on low-birth weight
Nearly 20% of the world's children are born with low birth weight (>2500 grams).

'La Opinion' series on heart disease by Cedars-Sinai internist wins media award from AHA Western States Affiliate
A Cedars-Sinai Medical Center internist has been awarded a 1999 C.

Study suggests a drug treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms
A pilot study suggests that doxycycline, an inexpensive and safe antibiotic, might help patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms, which kill at least 15,000 Americans each year.

Success of plasma centers could hurt Red Cross, study finds
The popularity of for-profit blood plasma collection agencies as a source of extra income among college students could lead to shrinking donor rolls for the Red Cross and other nonprofit collection agencies, according to a new study published in the latest issue of the journal Sociological Spectrum.
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