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Cigarette Smoking Linked To Heightened Chronic Pain

Smokers are much more likely to report problems with persistent musculoskeletal pain than non-smokers, according to a new study reported in the Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society. Researchers from the University of Kentucky School of Public Health surveyed more than 6000 women participating in the Kentucky Women’s Health Registry, which regularly […]

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Look At Your Body To Reduce Pain Intensity

Simply looking at your body reduces pain according to new research by scientists from University College London and the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Published in the journal Psychological Science, the research shows that viewing your hand reduces the pain experienced when a hot object touches the skin. Furthermore, the level of pain depended on how large […]

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Brain Imaging Confirms That Zen Meditation Reduces Pain Sensitivity

Zen meditation has many health benefits, including a reduced sensitivity to pain. According to new research from the Université de Montréal, meditators do feel pain but they simply do not dwell on it as much. These findings, published in the month’s issue of Pain, may have implications for chronic pain sufferers, such as those with […]

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Psychologists Identify Influence Of Social Interaction On Sensitivity To Physical Pain

Psychologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have shown that the nature of a social interaction has the ability to influence an individual’s sensitivity to physical pain. The discovery could have significant clinical implications for doctor-patient relationships and the general well-being of an individual on a daily basis. Terry Borsook, a PhD student […]

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