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Common pain reliever use during pregnancy linked to language delay in girls

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old

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Understanding the total cost of imaging equipment

FUJIFILM SonoSite is helping point of care ultrasound users to understand the total cost of imaging equipment ownership with a recently published article entitled Need to purchase imaging equipment? Consider

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RCoA training anaesthetists awarded by NIHR for research

The RCoA in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network announced its research award winners in January. The awards, for members of the College, aim

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General anaesthetics do more than put you to sleep

A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery. It remains unclear how general anaesthesia works,

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NHS could save £200m a year and improve patient satisfaction, new research reveals

New research by academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that NHS Trusts in England could save more than £200 million a year by managing staff well. The

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Anaesthetics have the same effects on plants as they have on animals and humans

A new study published in Annals of Botany shows that plants react to anaesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are ideal objects for testing anaesthetics actions in

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Minimally invasive treatment provides relief from back pain

The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency minimally invasive treatment for low back pain and sciatica, according to a study presented at the

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Newborn babies show greater brain response to pain

When newborn babies are under stress, their brains show a heightened response to pain, a new study has found. However, you’d never know it from the way those infants act.

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Early breastfeeding success not affected by epidural pain relief with fentanyl

Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after delivery, according to a

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New hope for osteoarthritis patients suffering severe pain in hands

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent arthritis worldwide and is characterised by chronic pain and impaired physical function. Millions of people across the UK suffer from debilitating hand pain due to