Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 27, 2019
AAP recommends greater access to surgical treatments for severe obesity
Recognizing that severe obesity is a serious and worsening public health crisis in children and adolescents, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for greater access to metabolic and bariatric surgery, one of the few strategies that has been shown to be effective in treating the most severe forms of the chronic disease.

Soft drinks found to be the crucial link between obesity and tooth wear
A new study published today in the journal Clinical Oral Investigations, has found that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, is the common factor between obesity and tooth wear among adults.

3D-printed device finds 'needle in a haystack' cancer cells by removing the hay
Finding a handful of cancer cells hiding among billions of blood cells in a patient sample can be like finding a needle in a haystack.

Great Barrier Reef island coral decline
A long-term study of coral cover on island groups of the Great Barrier Reef has found declines of between 40 and 50 percent of live, hard corals at inshore island groups during the past few decades.
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