Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 13, 2004
Hawaii community focus groups determine priorities for oral health research
The oral health status of people in Hawaii is poor, possibly the worst in the nation.

'Neutraceuticals'...coming soon to a dentist near you?
Investigators have developed an assay for total anti-oxidant capacity, with sufficient sensitivity to permit analysis of gingival crevicular fluid as well as plasma compartments.

Britain not doing enough to stop people from smoking claim public health experts
The British Government is not doing enough to stop people smoking claim doctors from the UK, leading to the death of one Briton every five minutes from tobacco related diseases.

Experience is more effective than classroom learning in changing age bias in dental students
Results of a program conducted at the University at Buffalo designed to dispel age bias among dental students has confirmed a universal truth: Experience is a more powerful teacher than words.

New insights into devastating basketball foot injury
After conducting a detailed analysis of the forces at work during commonly performed maneuvers by elite basketball players, Duke University Medical Center researchers believe they now better understand the causes of season-ending and potentially career-threatening stress fractures of the foot.
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