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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler
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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler

Subacute normobaric and hyperbaric oxygen therapy restored drowning-induced cortical grey matter and white matter loss.

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Fibromyalgia: increased mortality risk attributed to modifiable lifestyle factors

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Views sought on digital innovation in health in the EU

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Watchdog opens investigation into European Medicines Agency

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Responding to terror attacks: training manual being developed for doctors in Europe

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Are you meeting stethoscope hygiene standards?

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Cannabinoid oromucosal spray fails to improve cancer pain

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Germany's increasing contribution to global health

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What's the best pain management for patients with opioid use disorder undergoing cesarean?

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Blood donation regulations relaxed for gay men and sex workers

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NHS England to cut out wasteful drug prescriptions

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GMC: action plan for revalidation

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£325 million to ‘modernise and transform’ patient care

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EMA suspends authorisation for 3 MRI contrast agents
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EMA suspends authorisation for 3 MRI contrast agents

European Medicines Agency restricts the use of linear gadolinium agents in body scans.

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Chronic migraine: A simpler protocol for Onabotulinumtoxin A injection treatment

Fewer, more selective injections may be best.

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Smoking and heroin dependence: a recipe for pain

Study finds patients treated with methadone who smoke experience greater pain.

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Adductor canal nerve blockade equivalent to FNB blockade for pain control after ACL reconstruction | AOSSM
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Adductor canal nerve blockade equivalent to FNB blockade for pain control after ACL reconstruction | AOSSM

Quadriceps muscle activation deficits were lower for the ACB group at all timepoints.

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What's the best tool to prevent opioid-induced constipation?

Results of a meta-analysis of RCTs.

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FDA approves first MRI device for brain imaging in newborns

The Embrace Neonatal MRI System is designed specifically for neonatal head and brain imaging.

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Acute stroke: elevated head position does not reduce disability

Ninety-day disability did not differ whether early care was delivered with the patient lying flat or sitting up.

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Physiotherapists as good as anaesthetists at giving suprascapular nerve block injections
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Physiotherapists as good as anaesthetists at giving suprascapular nerve block injections

Suprascapular nerve block prior to a course of physiotherapy could avoid the acute aggravation of pain that can occur with stretching or strengthening exercises.

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Financial restraints are still here

Limited resources for health care

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Multimodal strategy improves accountability in opioid prescribing

Approach may help reduce and discontinue opioid use in patients.

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What do we know about tapering opioid therapy?

Many patients are on too high doses for too long.

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Oral NSAIDS for cancer pain – Cochrane review

This replaces the previous Cochrane review of oral NSAIDs and paracetamol in the management of cancer pain.

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Treatment of refractory short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache
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Treatment of refractory short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache

A team at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery reports success with the use of occipital nerve stimulation.

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UK health system emerges on the top
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UK health system emerges on the top

Commonwealth Fund report on international healthcare systems.

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