Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 26, 2002
New type of antiobiotic tackles hard-to-treat pediatric infections
Pediatricians have another weapon in their arsenal to fight infections that have shown resistance to common antibiotics.

Multiple characteristics of HAART affect adherence
The total number of pills that need to be taken every day in HAART therapy has the greatest impact on adherence of 10 characteristics studied, according to a survey of HIV positive individuals, nearly two-thirds of whom had experienced at least three treatment regimens.

Exercise, talk therapy may help relieve some symptoms of Gulf War veterans' illnesses
Regular exercise and a form of group talk therapy can alleviate some symptoms commonly associated with Gulf War veterans' illnesses, according to newly released results of a study involving veterans who report such symptoms.

Exile groups should not be excluded from political dialogue
Members of exile movements are less likely to modify their aims and strategies if they are refused access to dialogue with the political establishment in their host country, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council at the London School of Economics.
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