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Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

...arging that her daughter's death was linked to the anaesthetic and not the removal of the clitoris, for which she had paid 50 pounds (nearly nine dollars). Police have arrested both women. Sarah Leah Whitson of US-based rights group Human Rights Watch welcomed the decision but remained cautious. "We welcome ...

Experts Call for Warning Lables on Fruit Juice to Save Kids' Teeth

...n he was four. "He needed to go under a general anaesthetic and have lots of work done," Ms MacNevin said. As a result, she began taking her youngest child, Jasper, to the dentist when he was two. Last week, he had a filling put in one of his front teeth. "I'd encourage all parents to start taking their...

TEMPE Spray Delays Ejaculation

...on) administered three metered sprays of the local anaesthetic preparation to the glans of their penis 15 minutes before intercourse. This delivered a total of 22.5mg of lidocaine and 7.5mg of prilocaine. The placebo group were issued with an identical container that delivered a spray without any active ingred...

Common Anaesthetic Drug Can Kill Brain Cells

The commonly used anaesthetic isoflurane could kill brain cells and raise the risk of Alzheimer's, suggests a new study questioning the safety of the drug. Isoflurane is an anaesthetic, which is inhaled and used when general anaesthesia is required. // Many people, especially...

Epidurals Associated With Breastfeeding Problems

...arch & October 1997, found that those who have the anaesthetic are more likely to have problems in the first week after birth and to stop breastfeeding early. Moreover they said that the chemical used in epidurals could affect babies. The researchers who looked at the women's childbirth and breastfeeding hist...

Awake Surgery to treat Brain tumours

...brain tumour.The surgeon needs the help of trained anaesthetic personnel and a psychologist or a neurologist to examine any complication that may occur during surgery. When compared with the usual surgery, where the patient is completely anesthetized, awake surgery takes 25-50% more time. The latter is more ...

Compulsory Rural Stint for Doctors: Ramadoss

...ral centres to provide gynaecology, paediatric and anaesthetic services as well as emergency obstetrics services," a health ministry official said. In the discussions Friday with the ministry of rural development and state representatives, Ramadoss said it has been decided to employ the services of chartered ...

Cancer Patients Find Relief from Excruciating Pain with Novel Technique

...rtebral Neurolytic block, which is a concoction of anaesthetic and absolute alcohol, is capable of relieving pain when injected into the para vertebral space. This works by blocking the nerves that transmit the pain sensation. Many cancer patients have found relief after being treated with this form of pain reli...

Surgeries Performed In The Morning Have Less Post-Op Complications

... the late afternoon is generally the time when the anaesthetic teams in the hospital change shifts and that generally the human body would go through a drop in its natural circadian rhythm, which regulates sleep, brain wave activity and other bodily functions. The researchers also stated that they were plannin...

Anesthesia Drug To Bring Solace To The Depressed

...depressants take a long time to work. Ketamine,the anaesthetic drug, is effective not only for its speed, but also because it focuses on a new system in the brain. "It's novel because all antidepressants that are currently available work on neurotransmitters that are monoamines like dopamine and serotonin. Th...

Epidural Mistakes Proves To Be Fatal Blunders

...in a number of cases the drug bupivacaine, a local anaesthetic used in epidurals, being administered into the veins. Dr Maggie Blott, a consultant obstetrician at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, said that this figure of mistakes prove that midwives are not getting the right training. Sometimes the...

Medicare to cover services provided by rural health care personnels.

... work done by the physicians who provide surgical, anaesthetic and obstetric services to rural and remote communities throughout Australia. This will further enhance their services and keep them motivated to serve the rural communities. A total of 800 physicians will work in the development and betterment o...

Red hair connected with anaesthesia

...w connection between hair colour and the amount of anaesthetic someone needs to 'put them under'. A group of he...ith natural bright red or dark hair were given the anaesthetic desflurane, and then monitored for reflex movements to painful stimuli. It took more anaesthetic to ...

Memory deprivation after operations

...before surgery. It was assumed, at first, that the anaesthetic was to blame. Research then showed that those who ...o those that occur in dementia, have been found on anaesthetic exposure in animal studies. Further study into the genetic susceptibility of some people to anaesthe...

New operation for swallowing problems

...outh to the esophagus). It can be done under local anaesthetic and only involves a simple incision to the throat. Eight patients had the new treatment and, after surgery, seven of them had marked improvement in their ability to swallow, rapidly passing from tube to normal feeding, and six progressed to a norma...

Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

...g the need for biopsy altogether. Although general anaesthetic has been used so far, it is also likely that the procedure may soon be possible with local anaesthetic. Pre-cancerous cells have already been identified in four women who had symptoms such as nipple discharge. br>...

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