Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 11, 2015
Black women working night shifts have an increased risk of developing diabetes
Data from a large ongoing study into the health of African-American women show that those who work night shifts are significantly more likely to develop diabetes than those who have never worked night shifts, with more years working the night shift resulting in a higher risk.

Summer no sweat for Aussies but winter freeze fatal
Australians are more likely to die during unseasonably cold winters than hotter than average summers, QUT research has found.

May contain nuts. But how much is too much?
University of Manchester researchers have led a study to define allergen levels in food which can trigger allergic reactions which will help to make allergen warning labels more effective.

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Study reveals rate at which smokers metabolize nicotine could predict the best way to quit smoking
The success of different smoking cessation treatments could be predicted by how quickly smokers break down (metabolize) nicotine in their bodies, according to new research published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.

eLearning as good as traditional training for health professionals
Electronic learning could enable millions more students to train as doctors and nurses worldwide, according to research.
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