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Maternal voice reduces pain in premature babies

A team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with the Parini Hospital in Italy and the University of Valle d’Aosta, observed that when the mother spoke to her

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Statistical model defines ketamine anaesthesia’s effects on the brain

By developing the first statistical model to finely characterise how ketamine anaesthesia affects the brain, a team of researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and Massachusetts General

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A game changer: Virtual reality reduces pain and anxiety in children

A study published in JAMA Network Open shows that virtual reality can decrease pain and anxiety in children undergoing intravenous (IV) catheter placement. For nearly two decades, Jeffrey I. Gold, an

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Experts make weak recommendation for medical cannabis for chronic pain

New guidance aims to address confusion around the role of medical cannabis in the management of chronic pain. In The BMJ recently, a panel of international experts make a weak recommendation

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Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record

A study led by University of Birmingham and Edinburgh experts has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest scientific collaboration – involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries. The

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Central Medical Supplies makes business branding investment

Promotional feature Specialist medical equipment provider Central Medical Supplies (CMS) has re-energised its brand and redeveloped its website, to make it more user friendly and informative for users. The updates

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Shared decision-making hub launched by the Centre for Perioperative Care

With the current surgical backlog, it is imperative we ensure the right patient undergoes the right surgery. Up to 14% of patients regret having undergone surgery, and previous Cochrane reviews

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Perioperative care for Older People undergoing Surgery network

Increasing numbers of older people are undergoing surgery (11 million procedures were performed by the NHS in 2016, nearly 5 million of these were in those aged over 65 years),

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Test facility to improve infusion patient safety launched

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) recently launched the UK’s first traceable, dynamic micro-flow measurement test facility for medical infusion devices, as part of a European-wide research programme to improve

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New and improved drug to counter spinal anaesthesia blues during C-sections

In a recent study published in Chinese Medical Journal, researchers from China have settled the debate on one important aspect of refining the C-section: the choice of drug to counteract the