Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 27, 2001
Tattoos mark youths prone to high-risk behavior
Youths with tattoos are much more likely than their peers to smoke cigarettes or marijuana, go on drinking binges, have premarital sex, get into serious fights, join gangs, skip school and get poor grades.

Interferon therapy slows relapse, prolongs survival in patients with advanced melanoma
The largest randomized clinical trial to date of high-dose interferon alfa-2b demonstrated that interferon therapy can delay cancer relapse and save the lives of patients with stage IIb/III melanoma.
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