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Pain relief through distraction – it’s not all in your head

Mental distractions make pain easier to take, and those pain-relieving effects aren’t just in your head, according to a report published in Current Biology. The findings based on high-resolution spinal

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Clinical trial targets acute respiratory distress syndrome with cholesterol drug

Queen’s University and NUI Galway and are leading a clinical trial to investigate the possibility that statins, a drug commonly used to combat cholesterol, might help patients with acute severe

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First-in-man study shows that new magnetically controlled growing rods can treat scoliosis in children without repeated invasive surgery

A first-in-man study published by The Lancet shows that new magnetically-controlled growing rods can treat scoliosis in children by being extended using a non-invasive technique as their spine grows, without

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NICE release new guidelines for safe opioid use in palliative care

A new clinical guideline published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), will help ensure safe and consistent prescribing of opioids as a first-line treatment option to

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Lansley heckled by nurses at RCoN Conference

Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, was heckled by nurses at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual conference in Harrogate. His claims that the number of NHS clinical staff

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FPM raise concerns with BUPA funding policy for injections

The Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), have released a statement, outlining concerns about the recent update from BUPA on funding policy for injections into joints for

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New healthcare research proves investment in medical technology would save money and lives

New healthcare research has shown that greater investment in ICT and diagnostic technologies would save money and directly improve patients’ health. The research, led by Professor Walter Van Dyck of

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Anaesthetists test scale that measures risk of harm from invasive research placebos

A scale developed to measure the potential harm caused by invasive placebos in local anaesthesia research has been successfully tested by a group of 43 independent clinicians, according to research

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Interesting NHS statistics reveal data errors in care records

Authors of a letter published in the British Medical Journal, from Imperial College London NHS Healthcare Trust, stress the importance of accurately capturing and coding patient episodes. The authors reviewed

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Recovery from propofol anaesthesia may be sped by use of common stimulant

The ability of the commonly used stimulant methylphenidate (Ritalin) to speed recovery from general anaesthesia appears to apply both to the inhaled gas isoflurane, as previously reported, and to the