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Putting babies under general anaesthetic won't affect their development, new research shows
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Putting babies under general anaesthetic won’t affect their development, new research shows

Written by: Michael Vagg, Clinical associate professor, Deakin University School of Medicine and Pain Specialist, Deakin University A new study found no detectable impact on brain development. From shutterstock.comMaking the decision to operate on a baby or toddler can be...

'Older sperm' produce healthier offspring
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‘Older sperm’ produce healthier offspring

Written by: Simone Immler, Associate Professor, University of East Anglia Sebastian Kaulitzki/ShutterstockSperm differ markedly in their swimming performance. This difference not only determines their success at fertilising an egg but may have direct consequences for the resulting offspring, our latest...

Drugs: researchers shouldn't just focus on the harms
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Drugs: researchers shouldn’t just focus on the harms

Written by: Ian Hamilton, Associate Professor, University of York Aleksandra Belinskaya/ShutterstockMost drug research focuses on the harms they cause, but studying the pleasure they provide will improve our understanding of why people use them. Among other things, this knowledge could...

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