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This Type of Athlete
Wows at Conquering Pain
Oct 22, 2020 1:57 PM CDT
This Type of Athlete Wows at Conquering Pain
High-level endurance athletes beat soccer players in pain tolerance, thresholds
- Want to fell less pain? You may want to try long-distance running. Research published in July comparing pain perception in endurance athletes, soccer players, and nonathletes suggests elite athletes overall have increased pain tolerance, higher pain thresholds, and lower pain intensity—but also that endurance athletes manage the best. In...
Woman Feels No Pain,
Didn't Realize It
Until Age 65
Mar 28, 2019 9:15 AM CDT
Woman Feels No Pain, Didn't Realize It Until Age 65
Jo Cameron has been through several operations and childbirth without painkillers
- It sounds like something out of a superhero movie: There's a woman living in Scotland who feels no pain. In a case report on Jo Cameron in the
British Journal of Anaesthesia
, scientists say they discovered two genetic mutations at play (one on a previously unidentified gene) and that...
Man Puts His Feet Through
Lego Ordeal for Charity
Jan 26, 2018 5:06 PM CST
Man Puts His Feet Through Lego Ordeal for Charity
At least Russell Cassevah thinks he set a world record after his 120-foot torture stroll
- Most people go to great lengths to avoid stepping on their kids' Legos. Not Russell Cassevah, described as a "madman" by ALT 103.7 for what appears to be a (painful) new world record. WAVY reports the Virginia man traversed 120 feet of the sole-puncturing plastic bricks on Sunday,...
Swiss Can't Stick Live Lobsters
in Boiling Water Anymore
Jan 11, 2018 2:41 PM CST
Swiss Can't Stick Live Lobsters in Boiling Water Anymore
They have to be stunned before they're thrown in the pot
- Lobsters may not actually scream when they're placed live into pots of boiling water (they don't have vocal cords), but the jury's still out on whether they feel pain. Switzerland isn't taking chances, issuing a government decree that "the practice of plunging live lobsters into...
Dates Due to
Sep 18, 2017 10:55 AM CDT
Lady Gaga Cancels Tour Dates Due to 'Severe' Pain
European leg of her tour is postponed until next year
- More bad news for Lady Gaga, and her fans: After pulling out of the Rock in Rio music festival due to a hospitalization, Gaga has now announced she's delaying the European leg of her Joanne World Tour. The six-week leg, planned for Sept. 21 to Oct. 28, will be...
This Is How Much
People Will Pay to
Ease Their Pain
Aug 15, 2017 5:00 PM CDT
This Is How Much People Will Pay to Ease Their Pain
One takeaway? Wealthy people are willing to pay more to relieve their pain
- Chronic pain can be downright unbearable, and opioids to treat it can be hard to quit. In fact, with opioid addiction claiming more lives than ever, the US is experiencing what President Trump has just called a national emergency . Researchers found that in 2015, one in three Americans took opioid...
Need Strength? Try Cursing
May 8, 2017 8:05 AM CDT
Need Strength? Try Cursing
Study finds that people perform better in physical tests if they swear
- When you need a little extra oomph during a workout, try swearing. Researchers from the UK's Keele University report via the British Psychological Society that people perform better on tests of physical endurance when they curse. Specifically, 29 people around age 21 took part in a cycling test, and...
For Back Pain,
Skip the Opioids
and Try Yoga
Feb 14, 2017 8:40 AM CST
For Back Pain, Skip the Opioids and Try Yoga
Doctors' group recommends meditation, acupuncture or basically anything else first
- If you're tempted to pop a painkiller every time you feel a twinge coursing down your back, there's a new set of guidelines you may want to peruse first. Per NBC News and CBS News , prescription meds for lower back pain should be your go-to only when you'...
The Longer You
Can Do This, the
You May Have
Apr 29, 2016 8:05 AM CDT
The Longer You Can Do This, the More Friends You May Have
The connection between friends and pain tolerance is explored
- Having a healthy network of friends can do you a lot of good , but can it also save you from a lot of pain? Researchers reporting in the journal
seem to think so. They say that one's ability to tolerate pain can actually predict the size of...
Feel Pain for
Dec 5, 2015 11:36 AM CST
Overdose Drug Helps Woman Feel Pain for First Time
And that could actually be great news for people with chronic pain
- A woman who was born without the ability to feel pain was hurt for the first time in 39 years when researchers burned her with a laser,
reports. "I think she quite enjoyed the experiment," researcher John Wood says. But that's not just good news...
Don't Feel Pain
Nov 3, 2015 5:20 PM CST
Study: Most Sleepwalkers Don't Feel Pain
Not even when they jump out a third-story window, apparently
- Nearly 80% of people who've injured themselves while sleepwalking felt no pain and didn't even wake up, according to a new study published this month in
. And we're not talking about a stubbed toe or bumped elbow, either. One study subject jumped out a third-floor window—...
Babies Feel Pain
Same as Adults Do
Apr 21, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
Babies Feel Pain Same as Adults Do
They might even be more sensitive to it, study says
- Researchers say their new study confirms what babies have been trying to tell us all along: Of course, they feel pain. In fact, they may be more sensitive to it than adults, according to a post at Science Daily . Oxford scientists used MRI scans to study the brains of newborns...
Nov 21, 2014 6:04 PM CST
China Hospital Helps Guys Feel Pain of Childbirth
'Labor simulator' delivers the agony
- A hospital in China is giving men a unique way to share the experience of childbirth—specifically, the pain of childbirth—with women. Reuters reports that Aima maternity hospital offers sessions in which guys can have pads attached to their abdomen that deliver electric shocks in gradually increasing intensity over...
My Dad Was Impervious to Pain—and It Killed Him
Feb 9, 2014 3:26 PM CST
My Dad Was Impervious to Pain—and It Killed Him
Will Boast's father taught him to deny pain, but is that a good thing?
- By all accounts, death by perforated ulcer is a horrible thing: Blood, bile, and partly digested food seep into the abdominal cavity and fill you with agony. But Will Boast's father took that agony
one day and only succumbed, finally, when driving home along an Iowa road....
Torture Changes the Way
You Feel Pain Forever
Nov 7, 2013 10:40 AM CST
Torture Changes the Way You Feel Pain Forever
Including psychological torture
- Torture doesn't just hurt you once, it keeps on hurting you forever, a new study in the
European Journal of Pain
suggests. Researchers examined 104 Israeli soldiers who fought in the 1973 war between Syria and Egypt, 60 of whom had been taken captive and tortured, gauging their reaction...
Math Can Hurt
Nov 1, 2012 12:17 PM CDT
Math Can Hurt You—Physically
Just thinking about it hurts, say researchers
- Thanks to Barbie, we've long known that math class is tough. But now scientists say just the thought of math can be downright painful, reports Stuff . Researchers used MRIs to measure subjects' brain activity in a variety of hypothetical situations, including "walking to math class" and "receiving...
Sep 7, 2012 1:20 PM CDT
How Violent Video Games Can Be
Study suggests they can boost your pain tolerance
- Next time you think you're going to take a bullet in real life, do yourself a favor and take some on your X-Box first. A new study suggests that playing violent first-person shooters actually increases your pain tolerance, the
reports. Researchers at Keele University had 40 subjects...
Figure Out 'Brain Freeze'
in case you missed it
Apr 28, 2012 11:33 AM CDT
Scientists Finally Figure Out 'Brain Freeze'
Which could spell good news for migraine sufferers
- Why must a shooting pain so often accompany a delicious bite of ice cream? In their work to learn more about migraines, scientists may have figured it out, LiveScience reports. Using the previously established findings that migraine-sufferers have the double whammy of more frequent brain freeze, the researchers decided to...
Feb 24, 2012 12:17 PM CST
Painkillers Could Ease Social Rejection
Physical, social hurt function similarly: researchers
- Someday, painkillers might battle more than just physical pain. The medications could be used to fight the pain of social rejection, too, researchers say. That's because the brain handles physical pain and the hurt of rejection similarly, a study finds. Scientists picked up on the connection while looking at...
Look at a
Feb 24, 2011 12:23 PM CST
In Pain? Look at a Picture of Your Lover
Study shows photos can help ease discomfort
- In pain? Don’t reach for the Tylenol—reach for the picture of your significant other. Researchers at Stanford University found that looking at the image of a romantic partner reduces pain by between 36% and 44%--or about as much as narcotics like cocaine, the
reports. Even “...
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