Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 02, 2004
Study detects protein in human milk linked to reduced risk of obesity
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have conducted the first study to detect the presence of a protein in human milk that may explain the association between breastfeeding and reduced risk of obesity later in life.

Breastfeeding decreases infant mortality
Data analyzed by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences suggest that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of death for infants in their first year of life.

FDA approves Enbrel to treat psoriasis
Amgen (N), announced on Friday, April 30 that Enbrel(etanercept) has been approved by the U.S.

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's link a strain of E. coli to diarrhea in children
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have determined that a bacterium called enteroaggregative E. coli, is responsible for 10 percent of cases of diarrhea in children.

Even drug-resistant HIV infection responds to right treatment
Once expected to die in early childhood, children born with HIV are now surviving into their teens and early adulthood thanks to research advances over the past decade.
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