What makes aspirin different to other NSAIDs, used to relieve pain, is its ability to thin the blood. It is used to prevent blood clotting in those at risk of heart disease and stroke.
Many people with moderate to severe chronic pain find it difficult to move around. By contrast, HIV-positive people who had chronic pain are still active.
Universities are so busy trying to make ends meet that there's no time to listen to their communities' stories. It's crucial to develop safe spaces where tough conversations can happen.
Poor testing methods and antibiotic use by GPs and urologists has left thousands of women with crippling infections.
You may think you know what causes lower back pain, but you're probably wrong.
The mind and body can be linked in mysterious ways ...
Unrelieved pain contributes more to human suffering than any other disease.
Having already had depression or anxiety increases the risk of developing persistent pain, and developing a chronically painful condition dramatically increases chances of becoming depressed.
Most people find the sight of blood or a hypodermic needle enough to cause some discomfort, but why is it that some people faint when they’re faced with them?
The sources of the opioid epidemic are complex, but one powerful motivator has been the pursuit of profit.
Could the future of pain relief be all about virtual reality games and clinics designed to promote certain sounds and colours?
Growing pains are the most common childhood musculoskeletal condition resulting in frequent visits to healthcare professionals.
Why are so many people in dire need of pain relief unable to access the powerful painkillers that are so commonly prescribed in the United States?
New research highlights how the pain of a breakup can linger for years.
This was the year of the health review – mental health care, Medicare, private health insurance, the pharmacy industry ... and the list goes on. But how much movement was there on policy?
Unexplained, chronic pain known as fibromyalgia affects up to 5% of the population. Yet there are no effective treatment options for the millions for whom each day begins with persistent pain.
When you're in pain, it's hard to think about anything else. In many cases, it won't go away until you take something for it, but how do you know what type and strength to take?
People in pain are subject to the ways their cultures have trained them to experience and express pain.
More women than men suffer from chronic pain, that is, pain that persists for more than six months. In addition, much of this pain remains undiagnosed or untreated.
Listen carefully to the language that surrounds people with pain. Listen to how you talk about them. Are you increasing their disability by using well-intentioned pain cliches?