Researchers stabbed meat with different cactus spines in order to see why some are more difficult to remove once they puncture skin. They found that some species of cactus have barbed spines similar to porcupine quills.
Earth/Environment November 22, 2018
A French woman, who had been struggling with pain in her lower legs, discovered she had a parasite that invaded her spine. The parasite is usually found in pets or farm animals.
Public Health July 12, 2018
A mother suffering from back pain for 14 years discovered that a broken epidural needle had been stuck in her spine all that time. She is now planning to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital.
Medicine March 29, 2018
Astronauts experience back pain after traveling to space. Findings of a new study attribute this to the shrinking and weakening of the spinal muscles.
Space October 25, 2016
Women are more likely to report neck pain than men. Hormonal differences and the belief that men may be less willing to report pain are two factors seen that may affect gender differences on reporting pain.
Life March 10, 2016
Texting, tablet use, and gaming could lead to damage of spines, according to a new report. Does that mean everyone should give up hand-held electronics?
Life November 19, 2014