Medical research

Solving chronic pain during intercourse

Women suffering from chronic conditions that result in painful intercourse represent about 10% of females of reproductive age—triggering a combined economic burden of more than $7.7 billion per year—yet scant knowledge ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Q&A: Stretching your hamstring

I am a very active person. I visit the gym and run regularly. Although I have been able to avoid any major injuries, I find myself constantly stretching my hamstrings. It seems no matter how flexible I get, they still feel ...

Neuroscience

Multidisciplinary team alleviates life-altering pain for patient

Imagine the sensation of an ice pick stabbing you in the face every time you speak, chew, brush your teeth, smile, or even when just the wind hits your face. Described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity, trigeminal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Regenerating muscles after cancer surgery

Advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body's healing power to regenerate muscle strength after some cancer surgeries, particularly surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic ...

Neuroscience

Targeting a chronic pain gateway could bring relief

Something like a quarter of the world's population suffers from chronic pain at some point in their lives. As opposed to acute pain—for example, the feeling after hitting your finger with a hammer—chronic pain may not ...

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