- Researchers have developed an adhesive, transparent patch that consistently administers ibuprofen to soothe chronic pain for up to 12 hours.
- Congenital insensitivity to pain is a rare disorder caused by a genetic mutation that involves the absence of NaV1.7 channels.
- The program, which started in July, allows patients suffering from a limited number of severe or fatal illnesses to use marijuana in a liquid or pill form.
- New study hypothesizes that underlying mechanisms of sleepwalking may induce an inability to feel pain.
- BioDelivery Sciences International Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its opioid treatment for chronic pain, sending the drugmaker's shares up 23 percent in premarket trading on Monday.
- New research shows that tai chi exercises may improve walking, build strength, and reduce pain among those with chronic illness.
- New research examines how the brain’s opioid system and pain experiences are all tied into how we empathize with others.
- People who believe their illness is God’s punishment or simply "bad karma" have more pain and worse mental health: study.
- A new study examines how the same underlying brain processes contribute to chronic pain and tinnitus.
- A man in Hawaii survived a gruesome bite on his left leg from a 13-foot-long tiger shark while spearfishing.
- Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc's experimental opioid painkiller is one step closer to approval after the FDA's panel vote was unanimously in favor of the drug. PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
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Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in the United States. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning. Psychological factors such as social support, hypnotic suggestion, excitement, or distraction can significantly modulate pain's intensity or unpleasantness.