Reducing sensitivity to physical pain resulted in a reduction of pain empathy toward others, a study found. The results suggest a possible neurobiological link between pain and empathy.
Teens who have self-harmed five or more times in their lives have a significantly higher pain threshold than those who have never self-harmed.
Cannabis terpenes, the part of the plant which provides aroma and flavor, may provide therapeutic benefits in controlling pain, a new study reports.
Researchers investigate whether vaporized THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, alters behaviors and pain responses in lobsters bound for the boiling pot.
Synthetically optimizing a peptide commonly found in sunflower seeds could help provide relief for gastrointestinal pain and inflammation, a new study reports.
A Western-style diet, high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, increases symptoms of inflammation, neuropathy, and chronic pain. However, changing to a lower-fat diet can help reverse or relieve symptoms of inflammatory pain disorders.
Smartphone-based virtual reality games helped to reduce pain in young children with burns while having their dressing changed, a new study reports.
Conolidine, a natural pain killer derived from the pinwheel flower and frequently used in Chinese medicine, interacts with a newly identified opioid receptor that regulates natural opioid peptides produced in the brain.
NapA, a protein associated with the peptidoglycan of Borrelia burgdorferi, plays an amplifying role in causing inflammation in Lyme disease associated arthritis.
A new study reports the number of people reporting chronic pain is rising across every age group and demographic.
KLS-13019, a novel CBD analog, shows promise at reversing pain sensitivity and preventing symptoms of neuropathy in mouse models of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
CBD does not appear to reduce experimental pain intensity but does make the experience of pain less unpleasant.
Study reveals there is no significant uptick in men who played high school football reporting problems with brain health in middle age compared to their peers who did not play sports. However, ex-football players were more likely to experience sleep pr…
Study identifies six psycho-acoustically distinct types of screams, relaying emotions such as pain, anger, fear, joy, sadness, and pleasure. Non-alarming screams, such as expressions of joy and pleasure, are perceived and processed by the brain more ef…
Genetics may help explain why women are at higher risk for developing chronic pain disorders than men. The study also sheds light on the role the central nervous system plays in the development of chronic pain.
Findings reveal female patients were perceived to be in less pain than males who reported and exhibited the same level of pain intensity.
Virtual reality can help reduce painful sensations following touch people with nerve damage experience.
Focusing attention on a neural pathway starting at the periaqueductal grey region of the midbrain, researchers made a novel discovery about how dopamine generates different pain responses in male and female mice. Findings indicate dopamine may reduce p…
When people were presented with a list of scenarios that were meaningful or enjoyable, they enjoyed thinking 50% more than when they were instructed to think about whatever they wanted.
MRC1+ macrophages are dysfunctional in animal models of neuropathic pain. Stimulating the expression of the anti-inflammatory protein CD163 reduced signs of neuroinflammation in the spinal cords of mice with neuropathic pain.