Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 19, 1997
Communication Skills Diminish Malpractice Risk
A JAMA study suggests that the most important reason patients with bad outcomes sue their doctors is not medical negligence but how their doctors talk to them.

WWF, WCS Unveil New Strategy To Save Tigers
From the Russian Far East to the southern tip of Sumatra, tigers have declined by nearly 95 percent in the last 100 years.

Schneider Offers Three Questions To Make A Citizen-Scientist
It's time to empower Americans to become citizen-scientists, Stanford climatologist Stephen Schneider said at the annual meeting of the AAAS.Americans at the end of the 20th century face a number of difficult decisions that hinge on scientific expertise and need to join in making them.

Brain Cooling Proved Effective in Treatment Of Head Trauma
Moderate cooling of the brain is the first new treatment shown to be effective for severe brain trauma according to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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