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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

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Support for Derby Hospitals Charitable Trust with ICU Garden Appeal

Dräger, an international company in the field of medical and safety technology, has assisted Derby Hospitals Charitable Trust with their fundraising for an ICU Garden to give their patients access to

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Fear and anxiety for legitimate users of pregabalin and gabapentin

Health charity Pain Concern is warning that moves to restrict prescribed painkillers pregabalin and gabapentin over their association with rising death rates and mis-use would have a serious impact on

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Long-term opioid use does not increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Opioid use is not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Researchers did not find any risk neither for

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Acetaminophen may help reduce postoperative shivering

Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study being presented at the Anesthesiology 2017 annual meeting. Chills and shivering are a common