Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 30, 2004
Surgical treatment of migraines reduces sick days and increases employee productivity ASPS study
Migraine sufferers who had surgical treatment reduced the amount of time missed from work by 73 percent, according to a study published in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® (PRS), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Minority researchers receive AACR awards
Each year, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) presents awards to minority scholars who have made an impact in cancer research, and show potential to continue to do so in the future.

15-year study shows strong link between fast food, obesity and insulin resistance
Researchers have shown a correlation between fast food, weight gain, and insulin resistance in what appears to be the first long-term study on this subject.

AACR supports faculty at minority-serving institutions
Throughout the year, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) selects faculty members in minority-serving institutions who have shown excellence and dedication in the field of cancer research.

AACR recognizes women in cancer research
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has granted scholarships to outstanding women in cancer research through the AACR-Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Brigid G.

BMJ turns missing murder case documents over to FDA
The BMJ has turned over confidential drug company documents that went missing from a 10 year old murder case to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review.

Treating individuals: How generalisable are trial data?
A five-part series about clinical trial data and its applicability to individual patients begins in this week's issue of The Lancet.

Frequent fast food meals increase weight, diabetes risk, NHLBI study says
Young adults who eat frequently at fast-food restaurants gain more weight and have a greater increase in insulin resistance in early middle age, according to a large multi-center study.

Repeated unexpected infant deaths most likely to be from natural causes
The most comprehensive epidemiological study to date into recurring sudden unexplained infant death syndrome (SIDS) is published in this week's issue of The Lancet.

IEEE-USA urges 'safe servicing' of Hubble Space Telescope
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Heart failure patients treated for diabetes with insulin have increase in mortality
UCLA researchers for the first time showed that advanced heart failure patients with diabetes who are treated with insulin faced a mortality rate four times higher than heart failure patients with diabetes treated with oral medications.

IEEE-USA provides backing to support ongoing engineering awareness projects
Three collaborative programs designed to promote public awareness of engineers and engineering received support from IEEE-USA at the end of the year.

What is driving the rise in over the counter drugs?
Switching of prescription drugs to over the counter availability is increasingly common, but what are the motives behind this trend, ask US researchers in this week's BMJ?

US study highlights clear link between increased fast-food consumption and obesity
Fast-food consumption has strong positive associations with weight gain and insulin resistance, suggesting that fast food increases the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, conclude authors of a US study in this week's issue of The Lancet.

Government solutions won't cure kids' obesity, survey says
Most Americans endorse public efforts to reduce childhood obesity but don't want to do so through taxes or regulation, a new survey reveals. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to