Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 20, 2012
American Academy of Pediatrics study documents early puberty onset in boys
A study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics has documented that boys in the US are experiencing the onset of puberty six months to two years earlier than reported in previous research.

A novel scheme to enhance local electric fields around metal nanostructures
Enhanced electric fields make major contributions to nonlinear optical properties.

Minority obesity, perinatal health, and testicular cancer among topics for UH Rainbow doctors at AAP
Combating obesity in minorities, looking at improvements in perinatal health in Ohio, and treating rare testicular cancer in adolescents are among the presentations physicians from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital will give at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 National Conference in New Orleans Oct.

Cyberbullying only rarely the sole factor identified in teen suicides
Cyberbullying - the use of the Internet, phones or other technologies to repeatedly harass or mistreat peers - is often linked with teen suicide in media reports.

American Academy of Pediatrics offers second edition of autism toolkit for clinicians
To help pediatricians in diagnosing and managing autism spectrum disorders in children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is offering an extensively revised and updated second edition of its autism toolkit,

Nation's pediatricians to enjoy view of current issues through the eyes of award-winning cartoonist
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Walt Handelsman will deliver the keynote address Saturday, Oct.

Implantable devices are not a luxury
The EHRA ICD for Life Summit closed today in Belgrade, Serbia.

American Academy Of Pediatrics names winners of national Children's Art Contest
Winners of the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics Children's Art Contest were announced Saturday, Oct.

In vitro fertilization linked to increase risk for birth defects
In vitro fertilization may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eye, heart, reproductive organs and urinary systems, according to new research presented Saturday, Oct.

AAP president Dr. Robert Block reflects on changes in pediatric health
Robert Block, MD, FAAP, outgoing president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), will address attendees at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition Saturday, Oct. 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