Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 14, 2015
Endometriosis associated with a greater risk of complications in pregnancy
Women with endometriosis are at an increased risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, according to results of a huge nationwide study presented today.

Lack of evidence on how to care for hip fracture patients with dementia
Medical guidance on caring for people with dementia following a hip fracture is 'sadly lacking' according to UEA researchers.

Cosmic ray observatory to expand
Physicists plan a $6.4 million expansion of the $25 million Telescope Array observatory in Utah so they can zero in on a 'hotspot' that seems to be a source of the most powerful particles in the universe: ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays.

Power of the media's impact on medicine use revealed
More than 60,000 Australians are estimated to have reduced or discontinued their use of prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin medications following the airing of a two-part series critical of statins by ABC TV's science program, Catalyst, a University of Sydney study reveals in the latest Medical Journal of Australia.

Remote cave study reveals 3,000 years of European climate variation
University of New South Wales Australia-led research on limestone formations in a remote Scottish cave has produced a unique 3,000-year-long record of climatic variations that may have influenced historical events including the fall of the Roman Empire and the Viking Age of expansion.

One in 5 young VTE patients require psychotropic drugs within 5 years
One in five young people who experience a venous thromboembolism (VTE) will require psychotropic medication within five years, reveals research presented at EuroHeartCare 2015 by Anette Arbjerg Højen, a nurse and Ph.D. student in the Aalborg Thrombosis Research Unit at Aalborg University Hospital in Aalborg, Denmark.

Australia-India collaboration aims to make migraine therapy a reality
A collaboration between QUT (Queensland University of Technology) and Indian life science company, Avesthagen Limited, is paving the way for migraine genetics research to be translated into a new vitamin B-based preventive therapy.
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