A new study of how stinging tree venom causes intense agony may help uncover new ways to manage pain.
A new silicone 'skin' contains electronics that mimic the human body's lightning-fast response to pain, potentially paving the way for smart prosthetics that can detect painful sensations.
These strategies for easing needle pain and fear make vaccinations and other injections easier for parents and children. They are simple and helpful for all ages, from infants to adults.
Have you ever felt a piercing pain in your head when you eat something cold?
Your regular check-up will need to be postponed. But if you're in acute pain, dentists may still be able to treat you. Here's what's allowed and what's not.
A new study aims to understand how thoughts and feelings influence pain.
Whether you're a human, a dog or even a horse – how you handle pain will depend on how emotionally stable and guarded you are.
A new study shows that stress, fatigue, and even feelings of injustice are felt more strongly by those who have been suffering from chronic pain for three or more months.
What can we learn about cats from their faces?
It's often said that "bad posture" can cause neck pain but science seems to indicate that other factors might be at play.
Women with endometriosis pay an average of $1,200 in out-of-pocket health costs a year. When you add lost wages and productivity, the costs add up to $30,000 per sufferer every year.
Your doctor might be more interested in having a "pain conversation".
A sociologist spent over a year interviewing black, white and Latino residents of a declining coal town in central Pennsylvania, plumbing the sources of their political disillusionment.
Not a single trial has investigated the best painkillers to use for children with cancer.
People with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain all over their body. And not all treatments work for everyone.
Many of the gels, toys or therapies recommended to help kids through teething may be dangerous. So, what's a parent to do?
You are tired. Would nine more minutes really hurt? Is hitting the snooze button a good idea? Should you just get out of bed? Or is snoozing a sign of a more serious medical issue?
With the opioid crisis there is no doubt that physicians need safer, nonaddictive pain killers. Now new insights on how to create these are coming from an unlikely source: the naked mole rat.
Some people argue the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, you just need to keep looking. But there are occasions where finding no evidence is all you can do.
A policy response focused on reducing prescription opioids will not resolve North America's opioid crisis. And it is hurting many adults who live with otherwise unbearable chronic pain.