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Codeine Often Prescribed to Children, Despite Available Alternatives

Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to be prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms, according to new research from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.

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Low Tolerance for Pain? The Reason May Be In Your Genes

Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

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Low Tolerance for Pain? The Reason May Be In Your Genes

– Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

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'Nano-Anesthesia': A New Approach to Local Anesthesia?

A technique using anesthesia-containing nanoparticles—drawn to the targeted area of the body by magnets—could one day provide a useful alternative to nerve block for local anesthesia in patients, suggests an experimental study in the April issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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Adding Dexmedetomidine Reduces Anesthesia Dose Required for Surgery

For patients undergoing surgery, adding a sedative drug called dexmedetomidine can reduce the necessary doses of other anesthetic drugs, reports a study in the April issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

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IV Acetaminophen Shown Safe, Effective Managing Pain in Craniotomy Patients

Researchers will present findings of a study testing a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of IV acetaminophen in post-craniotomy patients at the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Scripps Research Institute Scientists Provide New Grasp of Soft Touch

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A study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has helped solve a long-standing mystery about the sense of touch.

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