Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 17, 2002
Poor patients twice as likely to die from heart disease
In the first analysis of its kind, Duke University Medical Center researchers have shown that the poorest of poor Americans are more than twice as likely to die of severe heart disease than similar patients with higher incomes.

Internet gamblers may be more likely to have a serious gambling problem than other gamblers
People who use the internet to gamble may have more serious gambling problems than those who use slot machines or play the lottery, according to a new study that is among the first to evaluate the prevalence of internet gambling.

Common treatment endometriosis linked to ovarian cancer, say University of Pittsburgh researchers
A commonly prescribed medication for treating endometriosis appears to elevate the risk of ovarian cancer, according to findings presented by a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) researcher at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists in Miami.

New x-ray technique images cartilage, may lead to earlier diagnosis of osteoarthritis
An innovative x-ray technique called diffraction enhanced imaging (DEI), which produces images with about 27 times greater contrast than regular x-ray images, could be an extremely valuable tool to physicians trying to detect osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease of the cartilage, while the condition is in its early stages of development.

Women may have poorer quality of life than men after bypass surgery
While researchers are still unsure whether coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with more unfavorable outcomes in women than in men, a new study by a team of Emory and Yale researchers suggests that women who have CABG may have a poorer quality of life after the procedure than men.

Aggressive ovarian cancer may be linked to blood disorder
Aggressive ovarian cancer may be linked to the presence of a blood disorder characterized by high platelet cell counts. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to