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Our beliefs can worsen pain, insomnia conditions

Individual beliefs can play a potential role in worsening insomnia and pain experiences in patients with chronic pain conditions like back pain, fibromyalgia and arthritis, a team of researchers has found.

Yoga, tai chi may help manage chronic pain

 Is your back pain unmanageable even after taking pain relieving drugs? Try non-drug approaches such as yoga, tai chi as well as acupuncture, which may act as effective tools to help manage chronic pain conditions, suggests a study.

Six ways to get rid of back pain!

Back pain can be painful, uncomfortable, and may vary in intensity - acute, sub-acute, or chronic depending on the duration.  

Why chronic pain risk may run in families

Genetics, effects on early development and social learning are some factors that can increase the risk of chronic pain transmitting from parent to children, researchers suggest.

Nearly half of British population living with chronic pain

The number of affected population -- roughly 28 million adults based population statistics for 2013 -- is likely to rise as the population ages, the researchers warned.

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.