By Jonathan Weiss | May 07, 2013 01:41 PM EDT
The results of two studies will help millions of people and save billions of dollars in healthcare expenditures.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 22, 2013 11:59 AM EDT
A new study has shown that an already-approved pill that has the active ingredient of marijuana, THC, can lower pain responses better and longer than smoking it.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 10, 2013 10:31 PM EDT
Scientists can now objectively assess a person’s pain levels from intense heat, with fMRI brain scans that identify a neural signature of how much it hurts.
By Amber Moore | Jan 17, 2013 10:26 AM EST
Mindfulness meditation can help people with rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and other types of chronic inflammation where psychological stress is known to contribute to pain.
By Amber Moore | Jan 09, 2013 10:35 AM EST
Vitamin D pills don't reduce arthritis pain or cartilage loss in people diagnosed with osteoarthritis.
By Amber Moore | Jan 07, 2013 09:56 AM EST
New research has found why morphine, a pain reliever, increases pain in some patients.
By Amber Moore | Jan 04, 2013 12:07 PM EST
Oxytocin helps women recover from chronic pain after childbirth.
By Amber Moore | Jan 04, 2013 03:37 PM EST
Researchers have found a possible mechanism of the muscle pain associated with statin use.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 03, 2013 10:02 AM EST
Feeling misunderstood could make people more sensitive to physical pain, according to new research.
By Makini Brice | Dec 27, 2012 03:01 PM EST
Why does only our skin become itchy? Is itchiness a form of pain? Why does just reading about itchiness make you itchy?
By Makini Brice | Dec 24, 2012 12:06 PM EST
A new study indicates that certain genes are responsible for the brunt of chronic pain issues, suggesting a better pathway for treatment.
By Amber Moore | Dec 22, 2012 11:08 AM EST
A new research has found that cannabis relieves pain by making it more bearable, rather than actually reducing it.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 30, 2012 12:52 PM EST
A new study found that not only can dedicating more time to sleep promote daytime alertness, it can also mean less pain sensitivity.
By Makini Brice | Nov 29, 2012 11:38 AM EST
New brain scans indicate that instead of asking a person where their body hurts, the brain can reveal the answer on its own.
By Makini Brice | Nov 19, 2012 02:38 PM EST
Not to be outdone by "runner's high", music has been found to increase endorphins and increase a body's threshold for pain.