Media releases 2015

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December 17 Patient weight takes its toll on anaesthetists
December 7  When noise and even a breeze can cause unbearable pain
December 3 Are opioid prescriptions making pain worse for the elderly?
November 18

 Chocolate and chewing gum: anaesthetists lead the way in patient comfort

November 7

 Medicine the only winner in warfare

November 7 Compassion in healthcare improved patient outcomes
October 24  What can sport teach medicine?
October 16  Hospitals face extra costs for care of obese pregnant patients
October 15  Obesity complicates anaesthesia
October 12 World-first study looks at economic cost of maternal obesity - media alert
October 9 National Anaesthesia Day - NZ media alert 
October 8 Poor drug labelling a recipe for disaster
October 4  Managing expectations about chronic pain cure
October 3 Competitors risk serious injury using anti-inflammatories
October 3 ACC looking beyond direct cost of injury
October 2 Pain medicine specialists welcome proposed codeine ban
August 27 Access to anaesthesia and pain relief a human right, health experts say
August 18 Children who have their tonsils out suffer significant pain
July 15 Respected former AHPRA executive to be ANZCA's new CEO
July 6 "Nil by mouth" hazardous, meeting hears
July 1   The whole patient in pain: specialists take new approach
May 4 Pre-school obesity poses serious anaesthesia risks, meeting hears
May 3 Round the bend? How old is too old to drive?
May 2 Pre-hospital computer-led checklist good for patients and doctors
May 1 Pain specialists call for codeine ban
May 1 Knife wounds pose new challenges for specialists, meeting hears
April 29  The changing face of anaesthesia and pain medicine 
April 22

Top pain specialists urge caution on "medicinal cannabis"

 April 9  ANZCA Bulletin out
 April 8  Winner of 2015 ANZCA Media Award announced
March 14 "Great expectations": anaesthetists meet in Canberra
January 6 Anaesthesia still very safe - but allergic reactions rise 


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