Different general anesthetics affect consciousness and memory in different ways

Memory loss is common after general anesthesia, particularly for events occurring immediately before surgery—a phenomenon called retrograde amnesia. But a new study publishing on April 1st 2021 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, led by Simon Wiegert at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, shows that changes in the hippocampus—the part of the […]

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Amazon sparks accusations of racism for selling ‘Ten Little N****r Boys’ book

Online retailer Amazon UK has sparked outrage for selling an old book of poetry called Ten Little N****r Boys. The book is listed by seller hesseloldbooks, is priced at £248.90 and is labelled as ‘collectible’. Lawyer, political and women’s rights activist, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, tweeted her disgust at discovering the title on the website, calling […]

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