- Some people meditate in order to heal themselves of pain and addiction or to reduce the risk of heart disease, while others believe having a meditation 'goal' could become an obstacle to achieving it.
- Norwegian scientists have found a strong link between sleep impairment and chronic pain to lowered pain tolerance.
- A man in Vancouver captures the moment he pops his puss-filled wrist cyst with a needle, pliers, and a screwdriver to prevent his hand from going numb.
- The world's first MRI study of babies demonstrates that infant brains light up just like adult brains when exposed to pain.
- Willow bark, also known as “nature’s aspirin,” can alleviate health ailments, from lower back pain to arthritis pain.
- Acetaminophen has a blunting effect not just on your physical pain, but on your entire emotional experience.
- Medicaid-reimbursed doctors in Tennessee commonly prescribe opioid drugs to pregnant women, a practice linked to newborn complications and infant withdrawal symptoms.
- While the venoms of insects and animals are deadly, they can also be used in medicine to treat diseases from chronic pain to cancer.
- Getting a clearer picture of a protein known as the "wasabi receptor" could help scientists create smarter drugs for pain relief.
- Acetaminophen is ineffective when treating low back pain, and can provide only minimal, short term benefit to sufferers of osteoarthritis: study.
- Among the many items you can safely buy generic, choose milk, over-the-counter pain relievers, pantry staples, and sunscreen.
- The perception of pain may be changed by simply repositioning what hurts — in this study, crossing one finger over another.
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.