Neuroscience

Study looks to flag awareness in anaesthetized patients

For every 1,000 patients undergoing surgery and receiving general anaesthesia, one or two will wake up during the procedure, unable to move, speak or otherwise indicate to doctors they are conscious and aware of what is happening.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Cyberchondria' costs the UK health service £56m a year

Health anxiety, also known as hypochondria, cost the British healthcare system around £56 million a year, researchers said on Thursday, blaming the internet for a rise in "cyberchondria".

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Blood test identifies key Alzheimer's marker

A new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that measures of amyloid beta in the blood have the potential to help identify people with altered levels of amyloid in their ...

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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