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Newswise: Can timing of food affect lifespan?
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Can timing of food affect lifespan?

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Joseph Takahashi, noted for discovering the first gene controlling biological clocks in mammals, addressed the topic at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting where he was awarded the Gruber Neuroscience Prize for his pioneering work in circadian rhythms.

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Rutgers Launches Helpline for Legally Blind

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers University has launched the nation’s first peer support helpline for the legally blind and their families.

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One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery, study shows

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Nearly one-third of children who had surgery to remove their tonsils did not need opioids to get adequate pain relief during and after surgery, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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If your health care provider is nice, you’ll feel less pain

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Having blood drawn by a courteous health care provider can really take the sting out of those procedures, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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Preliminary medical marijuana research shows promise in lessening opioid use, but needs to be confirmed by more studies

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use and potential abuse, suggests a systematic review of published studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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Many women and health care providers assume CBD safe during pregnancy despite lack of research, surveys show

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

While most women of childbearing age understand drinking alcohol while pregnant is harmful, they may be less skeptical about the safety of cannabidiol (CBD), even though there is no evidence to support that belief, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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Opioids often prescribed after cesarean delivery even when not needed

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Nearly 90% of women who did not use opioids in the hospital after cesarean delivery were nonetheless discharged with a prescription for opioids, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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Laughing gas helpful for labor pain, safe for baby, but ultimately most women switched to an epidural, study shows

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Women report being very satisfied with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, experiencing no adverse side effects to the baby.

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Colorectal surgery patients use fewer opioids, report less pain with enhanced recovery after surgery program, study shows

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Colorectal surgery patients who were a part of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program had less pain, while using nearly half as many opioids, according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting.

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