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Hypnosis is a state of conscious awareness which most people experience many times each day. Beyonder

Explainer: how does hypnosis relieve pain?

Hypnosis in one form or another has been around for thousands of years, but until recently, evidence to support its biological and clinically powerful effects have been lacking. Today hypnosis is used…

Sadness may enhance pain

Feeling sad while feeling pain may make the experience even more painful. Participants in a Japanese study were shown pictures…
Laughing in a group releases endorphins that help us cope with pain, a study has found. Flickr/puck90

Pain 10% more bearable after laughing with friends

Laughing with friends for around 15 minutes boosts a person’s pain threshold by an average of 10%, an international study…
Identifying the gene that regulates chronic pain, such as back pain, could lead to new treatments. Flickr/Andreanna Moya Photography

Chronic pain gene identified

British researchers say they have identified the gene that controls chronic pain, opening the door to new drug therapies…
There aren’t any miracle cures but there are a number of treatments that can reduce its severity. Flickr/Algo

Monday’s medical myth: osteoarthritis can be ‘cured’

Switch on daytime television on any given day and you’d be forgiven for thinking there was a cure for the debilitating and dreaded condition, osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, there’s not. And that’s not…
Minimise bed rest and take short walks around the house if you’ve got low back pain.

Monday’s medical myth: bed rest is best for back pain

Severe low back pain is a common and dreaded problem that rivals only hay fever, asthma, hypertension and dermatitis as Australia’s leading cause of long-term illness. The instinctive response to severe…

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