'Ouch zone' in brain identified

Oxford scientists have identified an area in the brain directly related to pain intensity, that can be switched off in patients suffering from uncontrollable pain.

IMA issues guidelines on the use of painkillers

Indian Medical Association (IMA) Thursday asked people to desist from using common painkillers like Aspirin and Paracetamol for pain and fever management saying they could cause more harm than good if taken without medical supervision.

Cradle of pain in the brain discovered

Scientists have found the area in brain which is responsible for making us feel pain.

'Intense weirdo' Kristen Stewart says she loves putting herself through 'hell'

Kristen Stewart, who calls herself an intense weirdo, has recently expressed that she loves putting herself through "hell."

Screaming word 'ow' actually helps you deal with pain

A new study has recently revealed that screaming the word "ow" can actually help people deal with the pain.

Jennifer Lopez's documentary reveals her pain, sadness during divorce
Jennifer Lopez's documentary reveals her pain, sadness during divorce

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez's documentary has revealed that she craves for a healthy and lasting marriage.

Smartphone thumb skills altering our brains: Study

Frequent chatting with friends over touchscreen smartphones can actually be brain altering, says a new research.

Al Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack

Al Qaeda's regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces.

'Insomniac adults' more likely to suffer back pain later in life

A new research has recently revealed that adults suffering from insomnia are almost one-and-a-half times more likely to suffer from back pain eventually.

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.

New device may ease mammography discomfort

 Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women.

Ayurvedic mouthwash to reduce pain in oral cancer

A mouthwash made from herbal concoction, prescribed in ayurveda, helps in reducing the intensity of pain in patients undergoing radiation therapy for oral cancer.

New device to make painless injections possible
New device to make painless injections possible

Imagine no tears during infant vaccination and no fear for those scared of the needle!

Poor sleep linked to osteo-arthritis in cycle of distress

New research has confirmed that sleep disturbances are initially associated with depressive symptoms and pain but not disability. Over time, however, poor sleep was found to increase depressive symptoms and disability but not pain.

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.

DNA: 'Pain & misery' that shrouds Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is facing one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The state is facing the worst floods in the last 60 years. DNA test of the pain and misery that shrouds the floods hit state.

Shared pain strengthens bonds among people

Despite its unpleasantness, pain may actually have positive social consequences, acting as a sort of "social glue" that fosters cohesion and solidarity within groups, says a study.

New study discovers aspirin`s double effect

A new study has revealed that aspirin has a second effect, as it not only prevents inflammation and pain, but also hastens the end of inflammation.

Serotonin can reduce sensitivity to pain

Researchers at Portugal`s Champalimaud Foundation said Friday that the molecule of serotonin in the organism can diminish sensitivity to pain.

Pain pills less effective in irritable bowel syndrome

Australian researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and this renders pain treatment ineffective in such people.