There are several ways into the book Shaping the Fractured Self: poetry of chronic illness and pain, edited by Heather Taylor Johnson. And there are many uses it might serve in the multiple worlds of poetry…
Drug related deaths are on the rise, but federal funds to programs that mitigate drug abuse are being cut in 2018.
Drug deaths are rising faster than ever. How did we get here and what to do about it?
Feeling sweary? On your bike!
Be careful about where you try this out.
Medical procedures on your kids are stressful for you - but your stress can make their pain worse.
A study found parents who were less distressed were more able to support their child during a medical procedure, and this increased the child's ability to cope and decreased child distress and pain.
Can moral sentiments be measured?
Asking people about morality and empathy may not yield sincere answers. Moral sentiments, can, indeed, be measured.
Your best option for treating the pain of sciatica is to seek advice, remain physically active, and wait it out.
Prescriptions of the drug pregabalin to treat sciatica have skyrocketed in recent years. But a new study shows it brings only side effects, and not relief for sufferers.
Chronic pain can be disabling.
Chronic pain often comes with other illnesses. Researchers have now shown that genetics can play a part in how likely you are to suffer.
Our brains tell our bodies to move differently when we have pain.
Our brains tell our bodies to move differently when we have pain. And there is emerging evidence to show changing how we move could actually contribute to the development of chronic pain.
In ‘Westworld,’ it’s tough to distinguish human from robot.
In 'Westworld's' land of robots, it's the people who lack humanity.
Mice increase their pain sensitivity when they see others suffer. Could the same be true for humans?
Aspirin has an extraordinary history that involves many different discoveries around its many different effects.
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.
People need spaces in which they can speak honestly about their pain and anger.
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.
Close-up of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
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 ...
Back pain image via www.shutterstock.com.
Unrelieved pain contributes more to human suffering than any other disease.
There is a clear link between pain and depression, but does pain make us depressed, or does depression cause pain?
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.
There are a few explanations as to why some people faint when they get needles or feel pain.
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?
Oxycontin helped drive the opioid epidemic.
The sources of the opioid epidemic are complex, but one powerful motivator has been the pursuit of profit.