Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 02, 2008
Male college students more likely than less-educated peers to commit property crimes
Men who attend college are more likely to commit property crimes during their college years than their non-college-attending peers, according to research to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Video consultation improves accuracy of stroke treatment decisions in remote locations
Use of stroke telemedicine consultations result in more accurate decision making compared with telephone consultations in remote locations.

Family type has less-than-expected impact on parental involvement
Children in step-families and in other non-traditional families get just as much quality time with their parents as those in traditional families, with only a few exceptions, according to research to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Telemedicine leads to better stroke treatment decisions
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center say that their first-of-its-kind study of a telemedicine program which transports stroke specialists via computer desktop or even laptop to the patient's bedside, using highly sophisticated video, audio and Internet technology, could have an immediate and profound impact on the treatment of stroke patients throughout the world.
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