Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 29, 2004
Cough and cold care kits reduce antibiotic use
A program in health clinics where physicians offer patients a cough and cold care kit containing over the counter medicines appears to significantly reduce unnecessary antibiotic use.

Adolescent survival rates for osteosarcoma have not improved for 20 years
New treatments and more research are urgently needed in order to increase the numbers of adolescents who survive bone cancer, according to a leading cancer surgeon speaking at the Teenage Cancer Trust's Third International Conference on Cancer and the Adolescent, in London.

Japanese patients want more involvement in making treatment decisions
The paternalistic attitude of Japanese physicians towards their patients is outdated.
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