Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 08, 2001
Pre-pubescent boys' and girls' brains process faces and expressions differently
To recognize faces and identify facial expression, both with equal skill, pre-pubescent boys use more of their right brain and pre-pubescent girls use more of their left brain.

Asthmatic blacks get less high-quality asthma care
The care of asthmatic African Americans falls short of many recommendations contained in national guidelines, compared to whites, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers, reported in the July 9th issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

Cocaine use, hypertension major risk factors for brain hemorrhage in young African Americans, study finds
Young African Americans who use cocaine are six times more likely to suffer a potentially lethal episode of bleeding inside the brain than non-users, a case-control study of major risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage in this population conducted by researchers at the University of Buffalo and Emory University has found.
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