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Pacifier and sucrose combo relieves feeding tube pain in preemies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When inserting a feeding tube through the nose, a pacifier and a squirt of sugar water can help relieve pain in preterm babies, according to a Norwegian study. The research, published on Monday in Pediatrics, found that babies showed significantly fewer signs of pain when given...

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Bupropion aids smoking cessation in patients with schizophrenia

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Bupropion sustained release (SR) contributes to smoking cessation efforts in patients with schizophrenia, according to a report in the April 5th online Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “Many people with chronic psychotic symptoms who are stable on their medication and in...

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Fixed hydromorphone protocol effective for emergency pain management

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -In the emergency department, a standardized protocol of hydromorphone administration is more efficacious than usual care for controlling acute severe pain, a team at Montefiore Medical Center in New York reports. As described in the Annals of Emergency Medicine online April 20,...