A Scottish woman felt no pain or fear several surgeries later due to a previously unknown gene mutation. Researchers said the FAAH-OUT gene was responsible for regulating pain signals, mood, and memory.
Biotech March 30, 2019
Cannabidiol creams, roll-ons, and salves are now being sold in 800 CVS stores in eight different states. CVS reveals that the company decided to make CBD products available to customers looking for alternative relief sources.
Public Health March 25, 2019
Scientists from Stanford temporarily disabled the brain cells responsible for the emotional experience of pain in mice. They hope this could lead to the future treatment of chronic pain in humans.
Neuroscience January 19, 2019
A man said that his post-operative pain disappeared after an open water swimming. Can pain sufferers now ditch taking strong medications and physiotherapy for swimming in cold water?
Public Health February 13, 2018
Ingested Heinz ketchup package left in a woman’s stomach mimics symptoms of Chron’s disease. The woman thought she had an intestinal bowel disorder but it turned packets of ketchup in her gut is causing her stomach pain.
Feature | Health January 4, 2018
Members of a family in Italy can get injured without feeling any pain because their nerves don't work the way they should. Their genetic mutation could lead to new pain management treatments.
Medicine December 17, 2017
A study pooling information from several databases concluded spinal manipulation is as effective as over-the-counter painkillers in managing lower back pain. Chiropractic therapy improves pain intensity by one point on a scale from 1 to 10.
Public Health April 12, 2017
Painkilling drugs called NSAIDs were linked to increased risk for hospital admission due to heart problem. Seven traditional painkillers which include Ibuprofen and naproxen were associated with increased heart failure risk.
Medicine September 29, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics urged parents and doctors to stop giving medications with codeine such as pain relievers and cough syrups to children. What makes codeine dangerous?
Public Health September 22, 2016
The Cloudy with a Chance of Pain study has found a link between weather and body pain. People suffering from arthritis or chronic pain experienced more frequent severe symptoms during rainy days.
Public Health September 8, 2016
Alternative approaches like yoga, tai chi, massage therapy and acupuncture could be effective in relieving pain without any side effects. People suffering from headache, migraine, back pain and arthritis could find relief with the help of one or more of the techniques.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2016
The compound PZM21 does not cause side effects associated with use of opioid painkillers. In a study on mice, the drug did not cause respiratory suppression, constipation or addictive behaviors.
Medicine August 17, 2016
Spider venom has helped researchers target a protein involved in transmitting mechanical pain, the type felt by patients of irritable bowel syndrome. This helped scientists better probe pain signaling in the body.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016
Developers in Germany have created an artificial nervous system that would teach robots to feel and react to pain. Is this a good idea?
Robotics May 29, 2016
A new report suggests Purdue Pharma contributed to America's opioid epidemic. How does the drugmaker's 12-hour dosing prescription for painkiller OxyContin drive addiction?
Medicine May 7, 2016
A new study showed that having a large social network could increase tolerance for pain. Researchers found that having more friends could increase endorphin activity in the brain that serves as a pain killer.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016
Patients suffering from phantom limb pain (PLP) may see relief through a newly-developed process which freezes the affected area. How effective is this new procedure?
Life April 8, 2016
Twelve weeks of antibiotic therapy offered no additional benefit to people with long-term symptoms of Lyme disease, according to a new Dutch study. The subjects reported muscular or joint pain, fatigue and other persistent symptoms despite initial antibiotic treatment.
Life March 31, 2016
Not being sure causes more stress than knowing for sure, a new study has found. Findings also suggest that uncertainty-related stress helps people in making decisions in the long run.
Life March 31, 2016
University of Queensland researchers probed how a peptide toxin found in the Peruvian green velvet tarantula could target brain receptors and offer pain relief. They showed for the first time the role of the cell membrane in this painkilling action.
Life February 29, 2016
An empty wallet is certainly upsetting, and it may even be causing you physical pain. New research suggests that economic insecurity is strongly linked to physical pain.
Life February 23, 2016
Nearly 30 years after the AAP declared that anesthetics should be used on infants that undergo invasive surgeries, old beliefs are still held by medical practitioners. Read why it's time for surgeons to also provide infants with pain relief medications.
Life February 5, 2016
Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon swears by medical marijuana. He says it is the thing that saved him from narcotic pain meds, which he claims caused him more harm than good.
Life January 29, 2016
A first-of-its-kind smartphone study in the UK will seek to find the link between pain and weather changes. People with arthritis and other conditions - even those without pain - can participate in Cloudy with a Chance of Pain.
Life January 27, 2016
Researchers have created a blueprint of protein associated with heat detection and pain. Findings can lead to better designed drugs, which target these receptors that could treat chronic pain in people.
Life January 19, 2016
Researchers find a new way to manage pain. The finding came after helping a woman feel pain for the first time.
Life December 8, 2015
The Minnesota Health Department announced that they are including intractable pain in the list of qualifying conditions catered by medical marijuana. Patients suffering from chronic pain can have access to medical cannabis starting Aug. 2016.
Life December 6, 2015
A new study found that subjects who practiced mindfulness meditation had a 44 percent greater pain relief than placebo. Past research indicated that opioid morphine decreased physical pain by 22 percent - outperformed by meditation in this study.
Life November 14, 2015
Chronic pain is one of the most debilitiating conditions that can hinder daily activities. Scientists have developed a wireless implantable device that can block pain signals from reaching the brain.
Life November 11, 2015
Although the pain may seem to be in your brain, it is actually something else entirely. And it can't hurt your brain.
Life November 4, 2015
UK researchers found that the more opiate receptors the brain had, the higher the body’s ability to hurdle the pain. The findings opened possibilities in developing more natural solutions for arthritis treatment and against long-term severe pain.
Life October 24, 2015
Codeine-containing medicines, used in the treatment of pediatric cough and colds, are currently under investigation by the FDA. According to the agency, the drugs may cause serious side effects such as breathing problems and death especially in high-risk children.
Life July 3, 2015
Scientists discovered that the immune cells that signal pain in men are different from those that signal pain in women. This could be a reason why some tested drugs worked on male mice, but failed on females.
Life July 1, 2015
Pain in children often goes unnoticed because they lack the skills to communicate it. New computer software could eliminate the need for self-reporting pain by reading it directly from the child’s face.
Life June 2, 2015
A gene mutation is found to prevent people from feeling any pain. Could this discovery be turned into treatments to end pain forever?
Life May 26, 2015
Latest study suggests that young infants feel pain similar to adults and have lower pain threshold. Researchers suggest pain regions in the brain that are active in adults are also active in babies.
Life April 21, 2015
Wasabi could lead the way to a new generation of medicines to treat pain, following mapping of a critical receptor. How could sushi science work?
Life April 9, 2015
Pain travels through multiple pathways in the brain, according to a new study. What could this discovery mean for the future of medicine?
Life January 13, 2015
Researchers have developed an electronic implant which is inserted surgically near the neck of a patient. The pacemaker-like device is successful in alleviating rheumatoid arthritis pain.
Life December 24, 2014
Itching may just become worse after it is scratched, but what could this discovery mean for those suffering from chronic scratching?
Healthy Living/Wellness October 30, 2014
Sharing painful experiences can be a bonding experience bringing groups together, psychologists say. Such shared suffering can be a "social glue," they say.
Life September 9, 2014
Being alone and quiet too much for most people in a study, researchers found. Most said they would rather resort to giving themselves an electric shock just for the experience.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 8, 2014
New research says even when mixed with the painkiller lidocaine steroids aren't the panacea many doctors may believe. The study recommends greater research be done.
Life July 5, 2014
How much pain you can bear may just depend on how much vitamin D you have in your body, according to the latest research regarding vitamin D.
Life May 9, 2014
Your ability to tolerate that pain may be based on your genes. Researchers find four genes that play a role in how well we tolerate pain.
Life April 21, 2014
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