Surgery

Consciousness is partly preserved during general anaesthesia

Finnish researchers have gained new information on brain activity during general anaesthesia by recording changes in the electrical activity of the brain. They discovered that changes in electroencephalogram correlated with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is safe: study

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective treatment for severe depression and other mental disorders, but the procedure is feared by many. A recent study headed by researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark ...

Surgery

The history of anaesthesia

We expect to feel no pain during surgery or at least to have no memory of the procedure. But it wasn't always so.

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