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Clowns may help children cope with the pain and anxiety of hospital treatment

Incorporating appropriate laughter and play into clinical practice can be beneficial, say researchers Hospital clowns might help improve physical symptoms and psychological wellbeing in children and adolescents having treatment for

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Soothing words and music during surgery might reduce postoperative pain

Results could provide a safe, feasible and inexpensive way to reduce postoperative pain and opioid use Listening to soothing words and music during surgery appears to reduce pain levels and

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BMJ Best Practice made free to access for NHS staff

A clinical decision-making support tool from the BMJ is now free to use for all NHS staff. All staff in England can now access BMJ Best Practice, a point of

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Switching from general to regional anaesthesia may cut greenhouse gas emissions

Switching from general to regional anaesthesia may help cut greenhouse emissions and ultimately help reduce global warming, indicates a real life example at one US hospital over the course of

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Further evidence does not support hydroxychloroquine for patients with COVID-19

The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine does not significantly reduce admission to intensive care or death in patients hospitalised with pneumonia due to covid-19, finds a study from France published by The BMJ recently.