Read about anaesthesia related topics including herbal remedies and surgery, induced comas and rare experiences of being awake under the surgeons knife.

Herbal medicines + surgery = risky

People should stop taking herbal remedies two to three weeks before surgery, because some natural remedies can lead to excessive bleeding.

Schumacher: what is an induced coma?

Michael Schumacher, Formula One driver, remains in a medically induced coma more than a week after his skiing accident. Here's more about induced comas.

Awake under the knife

They're cutting you open, but you can't move. Up to one person in a hundred runs the risk of the ultimate living nightmare, a specialist claims.

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