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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

DECEMBER 2021

3-4 December 2021, Surgery and Anaesthesia; Tokyo

Conference Series invites participants from across the world to attend International Conference on Surgery and Anaesthesia to be held on December 3-4, 2021 in Tokyo, which includes keynote presentations, oral

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AlzeCure presents positive preclinical efficacy data for the TrkA-NAM pain project

AlzeCure Pharma, a pharmaceutical company that develops a broad portfolio of drug candidates for diseases affecting the central nervous system, with projects in both Alzheimer’s disease and pain, recently announced

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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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Kids’ TV teaching children wrong lessons about pain

Children engrossed in popular kids’ TV programmes such as Peppa Pig, or films like Toy Story or Frozen, are exposed to up to nine incidents of pain for every hour

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Medical students taken on virtual ward visits

Students at Queen Mary University of London have been virtually transported into a surgical ward to follow their lecturer on his ward rounds. The third year medical students sat in

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New mechanism of pain control revealed

Researchers in Japan have revealed a previously unknown mechanism for pain control involving a newly identified group of cells in the spinal cord, offering a potential target for enhancing the