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Text messaging reduces need for pain relief during minor surgery

Text messaging reduces need for pain relief during minor surgery Patients who text messaged a stranger just before minor surgeries required less supplemental pain relief than patients receiving standard therapy

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Surgical anaesthesia in young children linked to effects on IQ and language development

Surgical anaesthesia in young children linked to effects on IQ and language development Children who receive general anaesthesia for surgery before the age of 4 have diminished language comprehension, lower

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Anaesthetic gases make small contribution to greenhouse effect

Anaesthetic gases make small contribution to greenhouse effect The gases used to knock out surgery patients are accumulating in the Earth’s atmosphere and making a small contribution to climate change,

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MRI study reveals Babies feel pain like adults

MRI study reveals Babies feel pain like adults World-first: MRI used to study infant pain finds 18 out of 20 pain regions that activate in adult brains are also active

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Smokers and passive smokers require more anaesthetic for operations

Smokers and passive smokers require more anaesthetic for operations Euroanaesthesia research reveals smokers and passive smokers need higher doses of painkillers and anaesthetic than non-smokers during surgery Research published at

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Painkillers before oral surgery fail to ensure relief

Painkillers before oral surgery fail to ensure relief Giving drugs before surgery to reduce postoperative pain is nothing new. With today’s widespread misuse of prescription drugs for post-operative pain, using