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Surgical anaesthesia linked to lower IQ in children

New study shows the deleterious effects of surgical anaesthesia in children
Rebekah Kells
Tue 16 Jun 17:27

Scientists have shown that children under 4 years old, who received general anaesthesia for surgery, are likely to have lower IQ in later life.

In the days before anaesthesia, surgery was treated as a last resort treatment with many choosing certain death rather than the pain associated with lying awake on the surgeon's table.

Today, surgery and anaesthesia go hand in hand and millions of children undergo surgery with anaesthesia every year.

Researchers from the Children's Hospital Medical...

Manchester Utd Drops Out of Football's Top Three Richest Clubs

This chart shows football clubs' revenues by source 2012/13 (in million euros)
Manchester United's crumbling fortunes on the pitch are now being reflected in football's financial league.according to a report from Deloitte, as the statistic´s portal STATISTA revealed.  Even...

Guardiola's first day looms

There's a new face in town on Monday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The off-season in football is quickly become a nonentity. The overhanging World Cup in Brazil has undoubtedly played a role in altering the fixture list but the months of speculation and transfer...

The weeks after and the time before

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After weeks of rain, the sun has decided to arrive in southern Germany and with it a momentary pause before another chapter in the illustrious story that is Bayern Munich. In the last month, they...

Robben delivers late to make Bayern champions of Europe

It proved to be a red evening in London as Bayern went one better than last year. Graphic: Matt Hardy
Bayern Munich avenged last year's traumatic final defeat by beating a brave Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Wembley thanks to a late Arjen Robben winner. Ilkay Gündogan's second-half penalty looked to have...

Bundesliga beats rivals in match attendance

Bundesliga first at match attendance, says chart by Statista Inc. based on Deloitte, Hurriet, Soccerstats.com, ESPN
Soccer - or football - is probably the most popular sport in the world. Originated in Britain in the second half of the 19th century and spreading to continental Europe thereafter, football it is now...

Dominant Vettel takes down Canada GP

All smiles for Sebastian, who looks well on his way to another title. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Montreal has not been kind to Sebastian Vettel in the past. This time though, the German comfortably controlled the race from the front and banished his Canada curse with a win that extends his lead...

Bayern's treble-winning coach Heynckes says goodbye

A sad farewell from Bayern but maybe not from football... At least, not just yet. Photo: Flickr
The world's media assembled in Munich on Tuesday lunchtime to discover the truth behind the much-speculated future of Bayern Munich's outgoing coach Jupp Heynckes. The treble-winning coach was flanked...

Champions League Final: The TME verdict

First Arsenal, then Juventus and then Barcelona. Now to see off Dortmund and make the year complete? Photo: Jonathan Harding
Ahead of the all-German UEFA Champions League final featuring FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, TME's sports writers give their predictions.

Mark Lovell - The Munich Eye sports writer
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