Psychology & Psychiatry

Treatment-related pain may be 'socially contagious'

An individual's experience of pain from medical treatment can be heightened by witnessing other people's responses to the same treatment, with this negative experience subsequently spreading to others, scientists have discovered.

Medical research

Cancer drug trial provides lessons for future

A cancer drug was found to be ineffective in preventing recurrence of kidney cancer in patients who recently underwent tumor removal surgery, according to a clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.