Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 08, 2006
10 top Australian scientists predict major medical advances
Australians will soon be able to find out how good their genes are at fighting disease, what risks they are susceptible to and what they can do to prevent ill-health.

Some patients stop needing antidepressant medication after having plastic surgery
It has been proven that plastic surgery can improve self-esteem, but can it also act as a natural mood enhancer?

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 4, 2006
The American Chemical Society News Service Weekly Press Package with reports from 35 major peer-reviewed journals on chemistry, health, medicine, energy, environment, food, nanotechnology and other hot topics.

More than meets the eye
With our eyes constantly darting back and forth, the brain is faced with the equivalent of the kind of shaky video stream produced by a hand-held camera.

One-third of breast cancer patients unhappy with cosmetic outcome of lumpectomy
Women with breast cancer often undergo a lumpectomy and radiation to save their breasts and avoid the need for additional reconstructive surgery.

Breast reconstruction not as safe for obese patients
Significantly obese women may wish to consider delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy until they achieve a healthier body weight.

Breast asymmetry surgery improves quality of life, self-esteem
Many women suffer from uneven breasts, also known as breast asymmetry -- a relatively common condition that is often not discussed.
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