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20

Jan

Why some people are more sensitive to painIt all has to do with the brain, particularly the regions of the brain devoted to attention control and introspection.

Why some people are more sensitive to pain
It all has to do with the brain, particularly the regions of the brain devoted to attention control and introspection.

18

Jan


 Do crabs feel pain? 



Crabs that are shocked in an area will learn to avoid that area, suggesting they will change their behavior to avoid a painful situation.
Crabs that are shocked in an area will learn to avoid that area, suggesting they will change their behavior to avoid a painful situation.

27

Nov

How animals express painRecent studies underscore the physical ways animals show they are in pain and how humans can measure it. What’s good for animals also turns out to be good for science.

How animals express pain
Recent studies underscore the physical ways animals show they are in pain and how humans can measure it. What’s good for animals also turns out to be good for science.

11

Oct

Biofeedback therapy offers a mind-body approach to improving healthTreating pain and illness could be mind over matter for some.

Biofeedback therapy offers a mind-body approach to improving health
Treating pain and illness could be mind over matter for some.

15

May

Looking away lessens the pain of needlesPast experiences and the context of the situation influence our feelings of pain

Looking away lessens the pain of needles
Past experiences and the context of the situation influence our feelings of pain

24

Jan

Ouch! Women feel pain more intensely than menThe researchers assessed sex differences in reported pain for more than 250 diseases and conditions.

Ouch! Women feel pain more intensely than men
The researchers assessed sex differences in reported pain for more than 250 diseases and conditions.

20

Dec

Doctors find sugar can help relieve tooth pain?The simple sugar alcohol mannitol, when mixed with other anesthesia, lowers pain during dental operations.

Doctors find sugar can help relieve tooth pain?
The simple sugar alcohol mannitol, when mixed with other anesthesia, lowers pain during dental operations.

25

Nov

Changes in ancient diet may explain why our wisdom teeth hurt so muchNew study of jaw bones indicate the diet and lifestyle have an effect on human evolution.

Changes in ancient diet may explain why our wisdom teeth hurt so much
New study of jaw bones indicate the diet and lifestyle have an effect on human evolution.

27

Jul

Bullet ants are so named because their sting allegedly feels like being shot by a bullet. As evidenced by the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, the bullet ant has the reputation of delivering the most painful sting in the insect world — it might even be the most painful sting, period. Amazingly, there’s an indigenous tribe in South America that requires young men to endure these stings for 10 minutes at a time — as many as 20 times consecutively — as a rite of passage ritual. Despite the pain, the stings are not fatal and cause no permanent damage, except maybe to the psyche.10 animals that deliver the most painful stings and bites

Bullet ants are so named because their sting allegedly feels like being shot by a bullet. As evidenced by the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, the bullet ant has the reputation of delivering the most painful sting in the insect world — it might even be the most painful sting, period. Amazingly, there’s an indigenous tribe in South America that requires young men to endure these stings for 10 minutes at a time — as many as 20 times consecutively — as a rite of passage ritual. Despite the pain, the stings are not fatal and cause no permanent damage, except maybe to the psyche.
10 animals that deliver the most painful stings and bites

20

May

In pain? Crossing your arms may helpCrossing your arms across the middle of your body confuses the brain and helps reduce the intensity of pain, according to new research.

In pain? Crossing your arms may help
Crossing your arms across the middle of your body confuses the brain and helps reduce the intensity of pain, according to new research.