Meditation can help veterans manage chronic pain

 A major challenge for health care providers is how to help the veterans alleviate chronic pain that will last a lifetime. A new study suggests that practice of meditation may help veterans to relieve themselves from chronic pain.

Blueprint of body's heat sensor found

In an important step towards new therapies for a variety of conditions involving pain sensation including chronic pain, researchers have discovered the structure of a protein linked to pain and heat perception.

Pain: It`s all in your head

New research might finally provide a new direction for research seeking to help patients suffering from neuropathic pain.

Mild drinking can lower disability in chronic pain patients

Treating chronic widespread pain with a glass of wine or a pint of beer may not sound like a good idea but scientists think otherwise. Moderate drinking may lower the disability risk among those suffering from the condition, says new research.

Chronic pain linked to depression: Study

 Chronic pain can also lead to anxiety and depression as brain inflammation caused by long-term nerve pain alters activity in areas that regulate mood and motivation, says new research.

Yoga reverses effects on brain marked by chronic pain

A new study has found that chronic pain causes brain anatomy changes and impairments, however, yoga prevents and reverses the effects of chronic pain on the brain.

Brain chemical that can help reverse chronic pain

A chemical in the brain typically associated with cognition, as well as regulating movement and emotion, among others, may help reverse chronic pain, new research has found.

Insomnia likely to worsen chronic pain

People who have problems sleeping may also be more sensitive to pain, thus potentially worsening the effects of chronic pain conditions, shows new research.

Insomnia tied to lower pain tolerance

People suffering from insomnia and other sleep problems have increased sensitivity to pain, a new research, involving over 10,000 adults, has found.

Seven spider venom compounds can relieve chronic pain

Chronic pain that cannot be controlled can ruin people's lives. Not any more. New research shows that seven compounds found in spider venom block a key step in the body's ability to pass pain signals to the brain.

Popping opioid painkillers in excess may 'intensify' depression

 A new study has identified the association between an increase in use of opioid medicines to manage chronic pain and an increase in depression.

Painkiller abuse ups risk of depression

Patients who frequently consume opioid medicines or painkillers to manage chronic pain are more likely to experience depression, says a new research.

Ethnicity not linked to diabetes among older patients

 Researchers have found that the prevalence of geriatric conditions and diabetic complications among older, insured patients with diabetes does not vary significantly by ethnicity.

Severe psychological stress lowers ability to bear physical pain

A new study has found that high amount of psychological stress has harmful effect on the body's ability to modulate physical pain .

Indian scientists design morphine replacement for pain therapy

In a breakthrough that could impact the blurring realms of pain and pleasure, Indian scientists have designed a potential morphine replacement, sans the side effects of addiction, but loaded with pain-killing power.

Mindfulness exercises can reduce drug dependence

A new intervention programme called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) has been developed for chronic pain patients that decreases their addiction for drugs.

'Off switch' for pain discovered

 Researchers have uncovered a new way to block neuropathic pain including pain caused by chemotherapeutic agents and bone cancer.

Word pain stands more for those experiencing it

 If you are suffering from chronic pain, there are chances that you would pay more attention to words like ache, agony, distress and pain than to non-pain related words, says a study.

Resilient people have higher pain tolerance: Study

People with higher ability to overcome adverse circumstances feel less pain, are more active on a daily basis and have a better mood, irrespective of their gender, according to a new study.

Men, women endure chronic pain on similar levels

A new study has revealed that men and women endure chronic pain on similar levels.