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Pain detector accuracy surprises medicos

The need for a better way to objectively measure pain instead of relying on patient self-reporting has long been an elusive goal in medicine. Now, however, advances in neuro-imaging techniques have re-invigorated the debate over whether it might be possible to measure pain objectively. An effective “pain-o-meter” will reap big rewards. Currently, chronic pain costs […]

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Love the pain away




Passionate, intense feelings of love can provide amazingly effective pain relief, claims a new Stanford University School of Medicine study which compares the physiological effects of love to painkillers or drugs such as cocaine. “When people are in this passionate, all-consuming phase of love, there are significant alterations in their mood that are impacting their […]




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