Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 25, 1999
Low doses of aspirin and surgery better for stroke prevention
A new study, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), shows that lower doses of aspirin given at the time of surgery work better than higher doses to prevent stroke, heart attack, or death following the surgery.

Help for women's urinary tract infections
Women with common urinary tract infections can safely get the same diagnosis and prescription over the phone, leading to identical relief with far less hassle and cost, a new study finds.

Salamanders may one day monitor degradation in small streams
Lungless salamanders may join fish and stream bugs as indicators of the environmental health of small streams, according to Penn State researchers.

Scientists target microbe with sleeker antisense agent
Chemists have created a remarkably short

Risk from getting pregnant too soon after a stillbirth
Women may need to wait a year before trying to conceive again after a stillbirth.

"Baby check" information for parents does not affect frequency of contact with family doctors
Baby Check is a booklet designed to help parents know when their babies are ill and when to visit the doctor.

Early to rise: Research offers clues to older people's sleep habits
A new study indicates that older healthy individuals tend to arise earlier in the morning, but that both older and younger healthy people share the same circadian period of a little more than 24 hours, countering the belief that the circadian clock has a 25-hour period that shortens in duration with age.

World's smallest deer species discovered by WCS
An adult deer measuring just 20 inches at the shoulder and weighing no more than 25 pounds has been confirmed through DNA testing as a new species, making it the world's smallest deer, according to a recent study led by the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

New telescope gives astronomers a clearer vision of the universe
At a ceremony in Hawaii today, astronomers revealed some of the sharpest infrared images ever obtained by a ground-based telescope.

IFT Meeting To Forecast Food In The New Millennium
The dawning of a new century brings about heightened public curiosity and self-reflection in the food sector.

No health protection from alcohol -- but heavy drinkers face risk of stroke
A large-scale long-term study of working men in Scotland found no support for the theory that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol has any protective effect on health.
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