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January 31, 2013

 

naked mole rats

Naked Mole Rats May Hold Clues To Pain Relief

Unlike the mice and common rats used to test drugs and chemicals in labs, naked mole rats are hard to infect with disease.

July 25, 2012

 

man scrunchs after stubbing toe

The Highways Of Pain

Find out how pain travels along the body's complex nerve highway.

March 14, 2012

 

touching fuzz

What Is The GABA Chemical?

Messages of touch trigger the release of a chemical called GABA, which diminishes the intensity of the outgoing message.

February 28, 2012

 

man in wheelchair and woman walking beside him

The Connection Between Bacteria And Multiple Sclerosis

Most people know illnesses like intestinal upsets can be caused by bacteria. They don't link bacteria with an illness like multiple sclerosis.

July 26, 2011

 

monk meditating

Samatha Meditation Could Reduce Pain

Scientists have found that mindfulness meditation, known as "Samatha Meditation," could be reducing the pain that people experience.

July 9, 2010

 

chili-peppers

How Do Chili Peppers Make Your Mouth Feel Like It’s On Fire?

When you bite into a pepper you feel a burning sensation on your tongue. How does this happen.

July 6, 2010

 

tooth

Finding The Source Of Pain: Why You Cannot Tell Which Tooth Hurts

Have you ever had a toothache and could not figure out which tooth was actually hurting? Frustrating right? Learn about the elusive toothache.

January 15, 2009

 

Children carrying backpacks

Backpacks and Backs

Did you know that around 20% of kids missed school last year because of back pain caused by backpacks?

November 14, 2008

 

Scraped-finger

Rub-a-Dub-Dub—but Why Do We Rub?

What is the next thing you do after you cry a little and flinch -- well rub the area where you got the ouch? Why do that?

October 24, 2008

 

Man entranced by music

Musical Healing

If you've ever had a painful injury, you may be interested to know that music can be therapeutic.

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