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Pain expectation is pain reality for children

If a child thinks the needle is going to hurt, that expectation ensures it’s going to hurt. That’s the finding of first-of-its-kind research from UC Riverside psychologist Kalina Michalska. For the

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Injection may block chemotherapy pain for several weeks

It might be possible to relieve the persistent pain that can follow chemotherapy with a natural protein that blocks the underlying inflammation process in cells. This was the conclusion of

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Professor Ravi Mahajan elected next President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Professor Ravi Mahajan from Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust has been elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in succession to Dr Liam Brennan. Ravi Mahajan is a highly regarded

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Discovery will impact design of drug delivery systems at the molecular level

Researchers at Houston Methodist and Rice University have made a discovery that will impact the design of not only drug delivery systems, but also the development of newer applications in

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Outcomes of first ever analysis of UK anaesthetic research grant activity

Recent data [1] published in the journal Anaesthesia, comprising the first systematic analysis of UK anaesthetic research grant activity by the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA), highlights that while the organisation facilitated

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RCoA undertakes largest ever study of anaphylaxis in anaesthesia and surgery

Published in the 6th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (NAP6) is the largest ever prospective study of anaphylaxis1 related to anaesthesia and surgery. The study has taken three years and

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New approach for treating neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is the chronic, pathological pain that continues even when the cause of pain is removed. Causes include damage to nerve cells and medicines used to treat cancer. A

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Children exposed to general anaesthestic have poorer development, literacy and numeracy scores

The new finding published in April in Pediatric Anesthesia, is based on a data-linkage study of over 210,000 children in New South Wales, Australia. The 211,978 children included in the study were born

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Managing chronic pain with light

Scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Rome have now identified a special population of nerve cells in the skin that are responsible for sensitivity to gentle touch and

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No evidence that anaesthesia in young children lowers intelligence

A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anaesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges