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News tag: Pain


Increased levels of vitamin D reduce pain in obese patients

1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
High levels of vitamin D may benefit obese individuals by decreasing pain in individuals with osteoarthritis, new research suggests. An adequate level of vitamin D help obese people suffering from osteoarthritis walk, balance, and standing compared to obese people with insufficient vitamin D levels. Lead author Toni Glover, assistant professor…


Crossing your fingers may help reduce pain

27 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Feeling pain depends on where the sources of pain are in relation to each other. With this notion, crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, researcher at UCL claims. Researchers used a variant of a popular pain experiment known as the “thermal grill illusion”, where…


People with depression take longer to cope with rejection

2 Mar, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
People with a natural propensity for depression have a more difficult time coping with rejection, new study shows. While breaking up makes everyone feel upset, people knows to exhibit signs of depression have a more difficult time dealing with the difficult situation because their brain releases less of a pain…


“Bionic bra” fits automatically to match movement level

10 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For active and athletic women, finding comfortable and well-fitting upper underwear can be as difficult as participating in a marathon. A new bra, dubbed “bionic bra”, automatically adjusts its tightness in response to breast movement, aiming to make running more comfortable for women. Making this behavior possible, are sensors placed…


A remote control can ease up your headaches

6 Nov, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Where will medicine stop and science fiction take over? A new bizarre way of controlling headaches using a remote control was tested on a patient in a hospital in Mumbai. George Johnston, a British man suffering from chronic headaches, went to Mumbai to treat his affection, after hearing about a…


Listening to jazz after surgery improves recovery

15 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Listening to jazz after undergoing surgery helps patients have lower heart rates and experience less anxiety, a new research shows. The findings were presented at the Anesthesiology 2014 annual meeting. When trying to manage post-operative pain, noise cancellation headphones are helpful, researchers add. Leading the study was Dr. Flower Austin,…


Tennis elbow treated with simple mechanical intervention, study says

29 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis,  should be treated with TheraPoint Focal Pressure Support, new study suggests. Tennis players should be familiar with tennis elbow, a muskoskeletal condition characterized by pain radiating into the dorsal forearm. The condition is usually overcome after six to twelve months of physical rest but sometimes…


Cartilage plays an active role in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

15 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The perspective of cartilage as “innocent bystander” in the deteriorating process affecting joints of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis has changed completely, a Melbourne, Australia study shows. The Arthritis and Rheumatology journal published the research recently. The team of researchers comprised of Dr. Tommy Liu, Professor Ian Wicks, Dr. Kate…


Paracetamol is not as effective at relieving lower back pain

30 Jul, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Paracetamol, a popular painkiller used to treat lower back pain, has been called into question regarding its effectivess. Sufferers do not see improvements in their symptoms as quickly as previsously estimated, nor do they notice any positive impact on sleep quality, a recent research suggests. Doctors prescribed this painkiller to…