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.

Virtual reality therapy could help alleviate chronic pain

Researchers have described in several articles that virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or creating the perception of "swapping" a limb or bodily area affected by chronic pain in a virtual environment can be a powerful therapeutic tool.

Glenmark`s monoclonal antibody for pain entering human trials

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Tuesday said its novel monoclonal antibody for potential treatment of chronic pain is entering human trials.

Arthritis biggest spoilers in sex between couples

Experts have said that the arthritic aches can have a devastating effect on bedroom antics of the couples.

Pill made from rose-hip extract can cut arthritis pain in sufferers by 90pc

A new pill made from rose-hip extract has been found to reduce the agony of osteoarthritis sufferers by an astonishing 90 percent.

How brain perpetuates chronic pain revealed

Researchers have pinpointed two molecules involved in perpetuating chronic pain in mice.

Chinese herbal compound may treat chronic pain

A compound found in a plant used for centuries in China as a pain reliever may be effective in treating chronic pain, according to new research.

Parents` attitude linked to kids` chronic pain

Adolescents whose parents suffer from chronic pain may be more likely to develop ongoing pain too - especially if the parent tends to `catastrophize` pain, according to new research.

`Poppy` family plant may hold key to relieving arthritis pain

A new pill made from natural painkillers may help relieve arthritis pain.

Chinese herbal plant can fight chronic pain

A new research has revealed that a flowering plant Corydalis used for centuries as a pain reliever in Chinese medicine has the ability to fight inflammatory and neuropathic pain.

Music therapy for relieving labour pain getting popular

With medical practitioners vouching for music as a therapy to reduce pain and anxiety associated with child birth, especially among first time mothers, the trend is gaining wider acceptance.

New breakthrough jab set to ease pain of arthritis sufferers

Researchers have developed a new jab, which when injected once every two weeks into the body, can ease the crippling symptoms of arthritis.

Protein can lead to drug treatments for chronic pain

Scientists have created a new bio-therapeutic molecule that could be used to treat neurological disorders such as chronic pain and epilepsy.

Women`s chronic pain more complex and severe than men`s

Experts have claimed that women`s chronic pain is more complex and harder to treat than chronic pain in men.

Arthritis: 5 foods that help reduce chronic pain

Arthritis is a form of inflammation of joints. It involves severe pain, swelling in joints, and joint stiffness. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, of which Osteoarthritis is the most common. Sounds painful? It is indeed agonising.