Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

September 16, 2018
Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people
In a clinical trial to determine the effects of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living free of dementia or physical disability.

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers
Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

Quick and easy test for viral infections reduces hospital admissions and antibiotic use
A quick and easy test for viral infections can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and hospital admissions, according to new research presented to the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta
Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research presented today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

The effectiveness of online cannabis responsible vendor training program
A new study on the quality of online responsible marijuana vendor for cannabis (RMV) training has just been released.

Landmark Australian-US study of 19,000 over 70s reveals can aspirin prolong good health?
Three groundbreaking papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, led by a team of Monash University researchers in Melbourne, reveal the results from a seven-year study of the benefits and risks of a low daily dose of aspirin to the lives of people over 70.
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