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.
AP (May 26, 2015) An ambitious study is testing if an experimental drug might help healthy but at-risk people stave off Alzheimer's. In addition to brain scans checking for amyloid build up, researchers are looking ... watch video
Howdini (Oct. 8, 2013) If you suffer from chronic pain, learning how to effectively communicate with your doctor is key. Dr. Mel Pohl shares three tips for women who are seeking care for chronic ... watch video
Newsy (Apr. 21, 2014) A new study suggests four different genes could affect your pain threshold most. Researchers hope this could lead to better treatments for pain.
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AP (Apr. 20, 2016) It used to be thought that newborns and especially preemies were too young to feel pain. But pediatric experts say even now preemie pain relief efforts are often inadequate. Many hospitals are ... watch video
Reuters (July 16, 2013) German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. ... watch video
Aug. 24, 2016 People diagnosed with asthma as adults may have an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular risk factors should be closely monitored in patients with late-onset asthma, ... read more
Aug. 26, 2016 How genes in our DNA are expressed into traits within a cell is a complicated mystery with many players, the main suspects being chemical. However, a new study has demonstrated that external ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 US teens are more likely to vape for the flavorings found in e-cigarettes rather than nicotine, suggests research. It is widely assumed that teen vapers are vaping nicotine, so in a bid to find out ... read more
Apr. 25, 2016 Patterns of brain activity thought to show pain responses have been called into question after researchers saw such patterns in rare patients born without a sense of pain. The study was designed to ... read more
Nov. 10, 2015 New evidence has been found that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. The study used a two-pronged approach -- pain ratings and brain imaging -- to determine whether ... read more
Nov. 18, 2014 Over the last decade, neuroscientists have largely come to believe that physical pain and social pain are processed by the brain in the same way. But a new study shows that the two kinds of pain ... read more
Apr. 10, 2013 For the first time, scientists have been able to predict how much pain people are feeling by looking at images of their brains, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado ... read more