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Natural anaesthetic in honeybee bite could be used in human medicine

Researchers have discovered that honeybees can bite as well as sting and that the bite contains a natural anaesthetic. The anaesthetic may not only help honeybees fend off pests such

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BOTOX injections proven to reduce chronic neck and cervical muscle pain

A new study reveals Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX) injections significantly improve pain and quality of life in people with chronic bilateral posterior neck and shoulder myofascial pain syndrome. Traditional

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Muscle relaxants linked with increased risk of breathing problems after surgery

Muscle relaxants given to millions of patients during general anaesthesia are associated with an increased risk of serious breathing problems after surgery, finds a study published on bmj.com. The results

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Journal of Anaesthesia Practice apology

Journal of Anaesthesia Practice would like to issue an apology to Healthcode Ltd. The adverts run in the July/August issue of JAP and the September/October issue of JAP for the

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Mount Sinai researchers identify predictors for inpatient pain

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified reliable predictors of pain by surveying patients throughout their hospital stays about the severity of their pain and their levels of

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Capturing and returning blood to mothers during childbirth

The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia has funded research at the Royal Cornwall Hospital involving collecting and returning blood lost during childbirth. This ‘cell salvage’ is only offered to women

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Black mamba venom a better pain-killer than morphine

The venom of the African native black mamba, has been shown to have pain-killing properties that rival morphine and present fewer side effects, say researchers in France. This new research,

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Naked mole-rats may hold clues to pain relief

Naked mole-rats evolved to thrive in an acidic environment that other mammals, including humans, would find intolerable. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report new findings as to

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Light-sensitive molecule may work as light-responsive anaesthetic

Inhibitory neurotransmitters dampen the activity of neurons. This regulatory effect forms the basis for the action of many anaesthetics. For example, propofol, a common anaesthetic, interacts with receptors on neural

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Olympics doctor recognised with award from AAGBI

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) has awarded an Honorary Membership to the Clinical Lead for Emergency Medical Services of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Dr