Science Daily - Pain

Science Daily - Pain

Acetaminophen during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit the development of 'male behavior' in mice. New research shows that it can reduce sex drive and aggressive behavior.

When lovers touch, their breathing, heartbeat syncs, pain wanes, study shows

When an empathetic partner holds a lover's hand, their heart rates and breathing rates sync and her pain subsides, new research shows. Authors say...

Understanding how pain is bugging you

Gut bacteria play a key role in regulating abdominal pain and its associated changes in the brain and spinal cord, at least in mice,...

Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis

Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to new research.

Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

Patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses, research has found. Understanding these...

First randomized controlled trial of deep brain stimulation for chronic pain shows promise

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral striatum/anterior limb of the internal capsule is safe and feasible in addressing the affective component of pain...

Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study

The world's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs...

In Medicaid patients, fatal overdose risk rises with opioid dose and sedative-hypnotic use

Among Medicaid patients taking opioids for chronic pain, the risk of fatal overdose rises steadily with daily opioid dose, reports a study.

Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on psychological flexibility and behavior change, provided a significant reduction in self-reported...

New blood test detects stroke and heart attack risk in lupus patients with no...

A specific biomarker detected in the blood of lupus patients with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease (CVD), thought to be at low risk of...