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2012-04-02 10:02:34

Women take longer to give birth today than did women 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

2012-03-13 21:56:46

There is better evidence for the effectiveness of drug-based approaches for relieving labour pains than non-drug approaches.

2012-02-13 12:05:52

The use of epidural steroid injections may be a more efficient treatment option for lumbar disc herniations.

2012-02-10 14:59:47

Researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson have shown that local anesthesia delivered through a catheter in the joint, intraarticularly, may be more beneficial than traditional opioids such as morphine and Oxycontin for pain management following total knee replacement surgery.

2011-12-21 06:23:47

Routine expensive MRI imaging doesn’t improve the treatment of patients who need steroid injections into their spinal column to relieve pain, according to this study.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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