Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Colombian with COVID-19 gives birth in coma

Diana Angola was fighting for her own life when she gave birth to son Jefferson. The 36-year-old had been put into a coma having contracted the novel coronavirus, which left her lungs barely able cope.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Men and women remember pain differently

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research published today/this week in ...

Neuroscience

Forgotten memories may be retrievable

Do you remember taking your very first step, or enjoying your second birthday party? Probably not, but that probably won't seem weird to you because we have become conditioned to accept infantile amnesia as a fact of life.

Other

Video: The 'end of pain': How anesthesia works

October 16 is World Anesthesia Day, celebrating the 170th anniversary of the first successful demonstration of surgical anesthesia. Prior to then, surgery was very unpleasant, to put it mildly—surgeons turned to alcohol, ...

Neuroscience

Researchers identify how cells control calcium influx

(Medical Xpress)—When brain cells are overwhelmed by an influx of too many calcium molecules, they shut down the channels through which these molecules enter the cells. Until now, the "stop" signal mechanism that cells ...

Medical research

Pain is not one-dimensional, researchers say

Pain is not one-dimensional but a combination of inflammatory reactions as well as of processes in the central nervous system and memory cells. This is the result of a current study by pain researchers at the MedUni Vienna ...

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