News tagged with sedative

Australian to lead thalidomide suit

An Australian woman born without arms and legs will lead a mass lawsuit against the German and British firms behind thalidomide, a sedative blamed for birth defects, lawyers said Saturday.

dateJun 25, 2011 in Medications
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Harm caused by nicotine withdrawal during intensive care

Nicotine withdrawal can cause dangerous agitation in intensive care patients. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care found that, compared to non-smokers, agitated smokers were more likely ...

dateApr 09, 2010 in Health
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Calming Parents Might Help Kids Cope With Anesthesia

The start of anesthesia can be distressing for children. Although antianxiety drugs can help keep kids calm, side effects exist. Non-drug methods offer alternatives, but a new review of studies finds that no single method ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Health
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