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Doctors Use Brain Scans to "See" Pain

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April 10, 2013
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Scientists reported Wednesday they were able to "see" pain on brain scans and, for the first time, measure its intensity and tell if a drug was relieving it. The research is in its early stages, but it opens the door to a host of possibilities.


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