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Patients often overestimate post-op pain, study finds

Patients significantly overestimate the anticipated amount of pain they'll experience following surgery, which researchers say can cause unnecessary anxiety in patients, according to a study being presented at the Anesthesiology 2017 annual meeting.

Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioids crisis

Canada's health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions.

Study probes how young athletes are exposed to high-magnitude head impacts

To gain a greater understanding of head impacts, researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech examined exposure to these blows in young athletes, 9 to 12 years of age, during football games and practice drills. Their goal was to determine under what circumstances high-magnitude head impacts occur and how representative practice activities are of game activities with respect to these head impacts.
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UBC training future health-care providers on caring for Indigenous patients

The University of British Columbia is on mission to train future doctors, dentists and other health-care providers to treat Indigenous patients by learning about the pain inflicted by past Canadian policies. » Read more...