Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 07, 2004
A little stress may go a long way toward boosting skin's immunity
A series of studies in rats and mice suggests that short bouts of stress increase the skin's ability to fight infections and heal minor wounds.

Sleep shortage takes toll on middle schoolers
Feelings of depression and low self-esteem plague children as they advance through middle school because they get increasingly less sleep, according to a new study of 2,259 Illinois students.

Stroke news tips for Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004
To complement our news releases, here are some additional news tips reported by News Media Relations from the more than 500 abstracts and presentations.

New data show botulinum toxin type A to be highly effective treatment for excessive sweating
Results of a Phase III clinical study using botulinum toxin type A to treat primary axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating, show that botulinum toxin type A is safe and effective for treatment of hyperhidrosis and that it markedly improves quality of life in patients who suffer from this medical condition.
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