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Oxytocin Boosts Placebo Effect

March 5th, 2014
Oxytocin Boosts Placebo EffectNew findings from trials of pain medication suggest that the hormone oxytocin can boost the so-called "placebo effect." A team led by Dr. Simon Kessner of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, investigated ...

Many College Jocks Pay A Price in Later Life

March 4th, 2014
Many College Jocks Pay A Price in Later Life A new study finds the first act of a sad drama on college campuses as many elite college athletes face physical and sometimes mental limitations ...

Racial Bias in Perception of Others’ Pain Appears In Children

March 1st, 2014
Racial Bias in Perception of Others' Pain Appears In ChildrenIn a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia, a sample of elementary school children (mostly white) reported that black children feel ...

Study Links More Headaches to More Stress

February 21st, 2014
Study Links More Headaches to More StressA new German study provides scientific evidence for what many people have suspected for years -- that more stress in your life leads to more headaches. Researchers surveyed 5,159 ...

Therapy Often More Important Than Meds for Chronic Pain

February 20th, 2014
Therapy Often More Important Than Meds in Fighting Chronic Pain It may come as a surprise to learn that more than a third of all Americans have some form of chronic pain, and that the ...

Home + School Programs Modestly Slow Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

February 19th, 2014
Home + School Programs Modestly Slow Teen Prescription Drug AbuseTeen prescription drug abuse programs have experienced mixed levels of effectiveness, ranging from big drops in drug abuse to no measurable effect. The finding comes from ...

Depression Linked to Chronic Pain in Youth

February 13th, 2014
Depression Linked to Chronic Pain in YouthNew research discovers adolescents experiencing mental health issues are also likely to suffer chronic pain. The Norwegian study is the first to study the kind of physical pain that ...

Using Mindfulness to Overcome Pain

February 6th, 2014
Using Mindfulness to Overcome PainMisuse of prescription opioids is at epidemic levels in the U.S. And as in the tragic case of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, such painkillers often lead to stronger narcotics such ...

Vitamin D Can Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia

January 20th, 2014
Vitamin D Can Effectively Treat Fibromyalgia New research suggests vitamin D supplements can reduce pain and may be a cost-effective alternative, or an adjunct to other treatment, for individuals with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The supplementation ...

Pain Sensitivity Tied to Differences in Brain Structure

January 19th, 2014
Pain Sensitivity Tied to Differences in Brain StructureEverybody feels pain differently, and new research may point to the reason why. Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have shown that the brain’s structure is related ...
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