A new technology provides a more precise measure of pain

How many times have you been asked to rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10, from no pain to worst pain possible? It's a pain measurement system commonly used, but it's also recognized as being highly subjective and unhelpful, ...


Mice feel others' pain—literally

Pain sensitivity associated with alcohol withdrawal may activate the same brain region in both drinking and non-drinking mice, finds a study published in eNeuro.


New hope for chronic pain sufferers

A new study by a University of Reading researcher has found that painful areas on our body can be controlled through the power of positive thinking.


Hyperalgesia is an increased sensitivity to pain, which may be caused by damage to nociceptors or peripheral nerves. Temporary increased sensitivity to pain also occurs as part of sickness behavior, the evolved response to infection.

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