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Bedfont Scientific Ltd named Exporter of the Year for two years in a row

Bedfont Scientific Ltd. are thrilled to be named Exporter of the Year for the second year running at the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Awards. The prestigious Kent Invicta Chamber

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A new solution for chronic pain

Neuropathic pain is a chronic illness affecting 7-10 per cent the population in France and for which there is no effective treatment. Researchers at the Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier

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Pain’s origins may be significantly different in men and women

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas supports the growing consensus that pain’s origins are different for men and women at the cellular level. Ted Price, Salim Megat

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Do pain medications carry different heart risks?

Prior studies have suggested that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be linked with higher cardiovascular risks, but few have assessed potential different cardiovascular risk between NSAID classes or across individual

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Can surgery and anaesthesia affect memory?

Findings from a new anaesthesia study suggest that patients may score slightly lower on certain memory tests after having surgery and anaesthesia. In the study of 312 participants who had

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Study in Kenya shows link between chronic pain and glutamate consumption

Preliminary research from a small pilot study carried out in Meru, in eastern Kenya, shows a link between chronic pain and consumption of glutamate, a common flavour enhancer found in

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Are orthopaedic patients outside the US more durable to pain compared to patients in the US?

American patients undergoing orthopaedic surgical procedures report higher pain intensity scores compared to patients undergoing similar procedures in 13 European and non-European countries. American patients received more treatments for pain,

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Can over-the-counter pain medicine influence thoughts and emotions?

Over-the-counter pain medicine such as Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, according to recent studies. Examining these findings

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Launch of national guidelines for tracheal intubation and airway management in critically ill patients

The Difficult Airway Society in collaboration with the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Intensive Care Society and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, has published new national guidance on the insertion of life-saving breathing tubes

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The effect of general anaesthesia on the developing brain

The head of the CU School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology in Colorado, has written a review of scientific studies on the potentially adverse effects of exposing developing brains to