Neuroscience

Blunting pain's emotional component

Chronic pain involves more than just hurting. People suffering from pain often experience sadness, depression and lethargy. That's one reason opioids can be so addictive—they not only dampen the pain but also make people ...

Attention deficit disorders

Popular pain killer linked to behavioural disorders

Research at the University of Auckland has reinforced the discovery of a link between mothers taking a common pain killer during pregnancy and their children developing behavioural problems.

Medications

Spain police seize fake medicine from Asia, detain 13

Spanish police said Tuesday they have detained 13 people suspected of selling large quantities of fake medication, including erectile dysfunction drugs and antibiotics, made in Asia over the Internet.

Health

Extreme genital mutilation on retreat in Somaliland

It is a ritual supposed to keep women "pure", but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation appears to be slowly rolling back its prevalence in Somalia's northwest.

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