Stories from Greek mythology often show the close relationship between humans and plants.
Stories in Greek mythology on the cycle of nature showing youth, death and rejuvenation can have lessons for us today on how grief changes over time and transforms who we are as people.
One survey found over half of female respondents had had their pain dismissed by a clinician.
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Women are less likely than men to have positive treatment outcomes for chronic conditions.
Buffett’s first hit, ‘Come Monday,’ was written when the artist was deeply depressed and suicidal.
For Buffett, escapism was not merely some fiddling flight of fancy. It acknowledged the brutalities and indignities of everyday life.
A chatbot that lets users express their feelings by drawing may help communication and treatment for people with chronic pain.
An objective way to measure pain is the holy grail of pain research. Gamma waves may be part of the answer.
Our immune system fights infection and has a nifty way to letting our brain know we are sick and should take it easy – but that can also be a pain.
For some people with joint pain, cold weather seems to make it worse. And pain can be a barrier to exercise and activities you’d usually do.
TENS machines for period pain are all over social media. But what are they? And do they work?
Opioid neurotransmitters are located in many areas of the body, including the brain, spine and gut.
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Unlike opioid drugs like morphine and fentanyl that travel throughout the body, the opioids your body produces are released in small quantities to specific locations.
The most active participants had the highest pain tolerance overall.
There are many physiological and psychological reasons why exercise may boost our pain tolerance.
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We have all experienced pain becoming more unbearable at night. The absence of stimuli and the influence of circadian rhythms could explain this phenomenon.
Researchers are working on untangling the neural circuitry of chronic and acute pain.
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Pain has long been subjectively measured, leading to frustrations for patients and doctors alike. Identifying neural biomarkers of pain could improve diagnosis and lead to better treatments of chronic pain conditions.
‘Sensitisation’ can affect anyone, but some people may be more prone to it than others due to genetic factors, environmental factors or previous experiences.
Untreated, endometriosis may lead to a range of health problems.
Black women are half as likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis compared to white women.
New research shows the way a person with chronic pain responds to limitations to the activities or goals they value can impact their mental wellbeing – even more so than their pain levels.
A Jacobite broadside depicting the execution of lords Kilmarnock and Balmerino at Tower Hill in London.
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Learning about the history of public executions offers insight into our contemporary appetite for – and apathy towards – the suffering of others.
Even though chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, subject to many prejudices.
Although chronic pain is recognized by scientists as a disease in its own right, it remains largely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and, above all, associated with numerous prejudices.
Many people use cannabis to manage pain.
Our study also examined the way media coverage may affect a patient’s expectations of cannabis in treating pain.
Surgery is one option to treat endometriosis. Here’s what’s involved.
The cannabis plant produces both THC – the psychoactive component in marijuana – and the compound commonly known as CBD, which does not lead to a ‘high.’
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Studies suggest that marijuana and CBD use might help relieve chronic pain while also reducing a patient’s need for opioids.