Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 06, 1999
Only small link found between hours in child care and mother-child interaction
In a just-published analysis about mother-child interaction, the study showed that the number of hours infants and toddlers spent in child care was modestly linked to the sensitivity of the mother to her child, as well as to the engagement of the child with the mother in play.

Elderly patients benefit from aggressive heart treatment
Contrary to what most physicians may expect, even very elderly people with heart blockages have better long term outcomes if treated with aggressive therapies such as heart bypass surgery or angioplasty, a Duke University Medical Center study has found.

Impact of race on hepatitis treatment, transmission of hepatitis from mother to infant, and missed diagnoses of liver disease described at meeting
Impact of race on hepatitis treatment, transmission of hepatitis from mother to infant, and missed diagnoses of liver disease described at major medical meeting.

Study finds that child care does impact mother-child interaction
The more hours a child spends during the first three years of life in nonmaternal care the less positive the child's interactions with his/her mother, reports a new study in Developmental Psychology published by the American Psychological Association.

Pet dog or cat controls blood pressure better than ACE inhibitor, UB study of stockbrokers finds
ACE inhibitors can keep high blood pressure under control if life is running smoothly, but they don't prevent it from rising when things get tense.

Gene variant increases heart disease risk, even when cholesterol is normal
A gene already implicated in high cholesterol may pose yet another risk for heart disease, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

Pets can tame high blood pressure
Do you feel like you are living or working in a concrete jungle?

New gene therapy shows promise in improving success rate of leg bypass surgeries
Combining a new gene therapy technique with conventional bypass surgery may significantly reduce the rate of re- blockages, researchers reported today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Research: Day care affects mother-child interactions
Working women, especially those with babies, sometimes worry that leaving their small children to the care of others will affect bonds with their child.
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