Medications

Cancer pain: Relief is possible

Not everyone with cancer has cancer pain, but some do. If you have cancer that's spread or recurred, your chance of having pain is higher.

Medical research

Are pain tolerance levels similar among groups of friends?

Are your friends very pain tolerant? Then it is likely that you are as well, provided you are a male. A recent study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain, along with an Editorial Comment by Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Swearing aloud can make you stronger

In the research, Dr Stephens and his team conducted two experiments. In the first, 29 participants completed a test of anaerobic power—a short, intense period on an exercise bike—after both swearing and not swearing. ...

Health

Ultra runners not your average human being

Researchers at Monash University seeking to discover why ultra-runners can endure prolonged and extreme physical exertion have found a vital clue – these athletes may experience less pain than the general population.

Neuroscience

Optical tool monitors brain's circulatory response to pain

Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), an optical imaging tool for monitoring of regional blood flow and tissue oxygenation, is being explored as a way to track the brain's response to acute pain in adults and infants.

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