Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 11, 2001
Study finds antidepressant effective for weight loss in women
A drug approved for the treatment of depression and smoking cessation appears effective for long-term weight loss in obese women, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center.

Computerized tool helps predict outcome of treatment for early stage prostate cancer
Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have pioneered the use of computerized devices to help patients and their physicians decide among the major treatment choices for early stage prostate cancer.

Study shows excessive, inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for sore throats
Most adult patients who see their doctors for a sore throat receive a prescription for an antibiotic, despite the fact that antibiotic treatment may be appropriate for only 10 percent of such patients.

Mayo Clinic study finds complications in postoperative patients with sleep apnea
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome experienced a greater number of serious medical complications following elective knee or hip replacement surgery than patients without the syndrome, Mayo Clinic researchers report.

Groundbreaking study tackles costly disease - Type 2 diabetes -affecting millions of people worldwide
Scientists at Newcastle University, England, have had a major breakthrough in tackling Type 2 diabetes, which has become a huge worldwide concern and is costing billions of pounds to treat each year.
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