Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 26, 2013
Only 11 percent of children involved in bike accidents wear a helmet
Despite a California bike helmet mandate, only 11 percent of Los Angeles County children treated for bike-related injuries were wearing a helmet, according to an abstract presented Oct.

What the Affordable Care Act means for children and pediatricians
At the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, the AAP will provide resources, workshops and presentations about what Affordable Care Act implementation means for children and pediatricians.

Novel medical treatment is more effective than brain stents for stroke prevention
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and is often the result of blood vessel narrowing due to buildup of cholesterol in brain blood vessels.

Pediatric musculoskeletal MRSA infections on the rise
Pediatric musculoskeletal Staphylococcus aureus bacterial infections have been evolving over the past decade, with more children diagnosed with the more virulent, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) today than 10 years ago.

Rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease: Mayo Clinic studies shed light on dangerous connection
People with rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory conditions are at higher risk of heart disease.

AAP presidential address to focus on changing pediatrics
At the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando Oct.

Stroke prevention surgery less effective than meds, lifestyle change
The final results of a stroke prevention study in patients with narrowed brain arteries confirm earlier findings: Medication plus lifestyle changes are safer and more effective at preventing stroke than a surgical technique called stenting.

Young people report worse fibromyalgia than older patients, Mayo Clinic study shows
It may seem counterintuitive, but young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, a Mayo Clinic study shows.

Pediatricians tackle controversial issues in new point-counterpoint sessions at AAP conference
Pediatric experts will debate the pros and cons of the most contentious issues pediatricians face in their daily practice during the new point-counterpoint sessions at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando Oct.
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