Volume 7 Issue 346
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 31-Dec-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Jan-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Bullying in middle school may lead to increased substance abuse in high school

Over the past decade, parents, educators and policy makers have become increasingly concerned about verbal and physical harassment in schools and the subsequent effects of peer victimization on teens. A recent study by Julie C. Rusby and colleagues from the Oregon Research Institute, published in the November 2005 issue of the Journal of Early Adolescence by SAGE Publications, found significant associations between peer harassment of students in middle school and a variety of problem behaviors, such as alcohol abuse, once these students reach high school. more  

MDCT angiography for cardiac imaging: Reliable tool, less invasive, fewer complications

A new procedure for the imaging of coronary veins proves to be "less invasive, have less complications, and improves the quality of diagnosis and treatment " for individuals undergoing surgical procedures on the heart and particularly the coronary veins, a recent study found. more

New technique points to safer, more efficient vaccination

Researchers have demonstrated a technique that has the potential to reduce the toxicity of vaccines and to make smaller doses more effective, according to a study published in PLoS Pathogens. more  

Stroke risk returns when children with sickle cell disease stop transfusions

Stopping regular blood transfusions in children with sickle cell disease who are at risk for a stroke means their stroke risk likely will return, researchers have found. more

Cultural differences may explain variations in home remedy use  

While use of home remedies is common among people 65 and older, blacks and Native Americans tend to make much greater use of them than whites, according to a study from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.more

First air-breathing, liquid fuel-powered scramjet takes flight 

Before the sun had even risen over Wallops Island, Va., on 10 December 2005, a joint Office of Naval Research/Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency vehicle achieved a world first. At an altitude of 63,000 feet, the Freeflight Atmospheric Scramjet Test Technique (FASTT) vehicle became the first air-breathing, liquid hydrocarbon fuel-powered scramjet engine to fly. more

Having surgery? What you need to know

Having Surgery? What You Need to Know is for patients who are facing surgery that is not an emergency. Some of the questions in this document may help the patient's family understand more about the surgery, whether it has to be done right away or can be done later. more

 

A study of children whose stroke risk was reduced by blood transfusions found that within a few months of halting transfusion, 14 of the 41 children resumed at-risk status and two children had strokes.