Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 20, 2001
Partner violence, seat-belt use among issues overlooked during pregnancy counseling
Although most pregnant women receive counseling on a number of health topics, some women with special risks are not getting the advice they need, according to the results of a new study.

One more visit could close demographic gaps in infant immunization efforts
Although America has made rapid strides toward achieving goals for infant immunization set by the Healthy People initiative, many African-American and poor infants have been left behind, according to data from the 1999 National Immunization Survey.

Many heterosexuals unaware of their HIV risk
Many adults are unaware of their partner's HIV status and HIV risks, suggest the results of a study of heterosexuals with AIDS.

Immunization safety net needs reinforcement
Health department clinics play a large role in caring for vulnerable children, but could stand to improve certain aspects of their service, suggest the results of a new survey.
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