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Chest cavity fire during emergency cardiac surgery

2019-07-25T14:10:52+00:00

At this year’s Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June), doctors present the unique case of a man who suffered a flash fire in his chest cavity during emergency heart surgery caused by supplemental oxygen leaking from a ruptured lung.

Chest cavity fire during emergency cardiac surgery2019-07-25T14:10:52+00:00

Virtual reality improves tolerance of anaesthesia procedures and reduces need for intravenous sedation by at least 50%

2019-07-25T14:15:27+00:00

Giving patients virtual reality sessions before and during locoregional anaesthesia for orthopaedic procedures substantially reduces pain and the need for intravenous sedation, according to new research being presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June).

Virtual reality improves tolerance of anaesthesia procedures and reduces need for intravenous sedation by at least 50%2019-07-25T14:15:27+00:00

Nicotine and caffeine withdrawal may lead to unnecessary suffering and testing in intensive care patients

2019-07-25T14:18:54+00:00

Nicotine and caffeine withdrawal can cause unnecessary suffering to patients in intensive care units (ICUs), and could be leading to unneeded laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging such as X-rays and MRIs, according to a systematic review of clinical and observational studies involving 483 adults.

Nicotine and caffeine withdrawal may lead to unnecessary suffering and testing in intensive care patients2019-07-25T14:18:54+00:00

Study scrutinises credibility of weight management blogs by most popular influencers on social media

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Weight management discussions on social media are very influential. But a new study assessing the underlying nutrition and weight management information provided by key UK social media influencers suggests that their blogs are not credible/trustworthy sources of advice.

Study scrutinises credibility of weight management blogs by most popular influencers on social media2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

WHO study confirms breastfeeding protects against child obesity, however levels of breastfeeding across Europe are well off-target

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

New research from WHO published at this month’s European Congress on Obesity shows that babies who are never or only partially breast fed have an increased risk of becoming obese as children compared to babies who are exclusively breastfed.

WHO study confirms breastfeeding protects against child obesity, however levels of breastfeeding across Europe are well off-target2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Higher BMI linked with increased risk of serious health problems and death in study of 2.8 million UK adults

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

A new study has shed light on the link between higher body mass index (BMI) and serious health outcomes and death in over 2.8 million adults representative of the UK population.

Higher BMI linked with increased risk of serious health problems and death in study of 2.8 million UK adults2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased death risk

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, Scotland (28 April – 1 May) shows that individuals with obesity who commute by car have a 32% higher risk of death, from any cause, compared with those individuals with a normal weight and commute via cycling and walking.

Being a car commuter with obesity linked to a 32% increased death risk2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

More than half of parents underestimated their children’s classification as overweight or obese—children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May).

Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

European experts sound alarm as mosquito and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13–16 April) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly.

European experts sound alarm as mosquito and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate2019-06-05T16:00:35+00:00
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