Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 28, 2002
Drug that cuts off a tumor's blood supply shows promising results when paired with chemotherapy
An experimental drug designed to cut off a tumor's blood supply showed promising results in patients with advanced colorectal cancer when paired with standard chemotherapy, according to a UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center study published in the Jan.

Adult influences may predispose teens to smoke
Social influences play a large role in getting teens to start smoking cigarettes, underscoring the need to supplement laws that regulate tobacco purchase with strategies to reduce teens' access through people they know, like parents and other adults, according to a new survey of nearly 500 teens.

Teens on extreme diets likely to take other health risks
Teens who use extreme methods like diet pills or vomiting to control their weight are also more likely to smoke, drink, use marijuana and attempt suicide, a new study of adolescent dieting behavior concludes.
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