Latest Endorphin Stories

2005-09-28 11:20:00

NEW YORK -- Running and other forms of vigorous exercise may prevent some of the aches and pains that come with age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 900 adults age 50 and up, those who regularly exercised were less likely to develop painful joints and muscles over the next 14 years. Throughout the study period, active adults' pain-rating scores were consistently 25 percent lower than their peers'. This was despite the fact that active men and women were more...

2005-08-10 00:59:26

RESTON, Va. - The role of the brain's opioid receptor system"”or endorphin system"”may hold the key to understanding and treating bulimia nervosa, according to research reported in the Society of Nuclear Medicine's August issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. "Involvement of the opioid system may explain the addictive quality of this behavioral disorder," said Angela Guarda, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. The...

2005-07-30 19:35:00

But researchers say sham procedure also works as well Acupuncture treatments cut the frequency of tension headaches in half in individuals prone to the ailment, a new study found. But the researchers also point out that minimal acupuncture -- defined as "superficial needling at non-acupuncture points" and considered a sham treatment -- was just as effective, according to a German study appearing in this week's issue of the British Medical Journal. "Based on the results of our trial, as well...

2003-05-19 06:00:00

By Colette Bouchez, HealthScoutNews Reporter HealthScoutNews -- She gets a tooth pulled, then drives herself home, makes dinner for four, does the laundry and helps the kids with their homework. He gets a tooth pulled and his universe slams to a halt, as he waits for the pain to go away. Caricatures? Sure. But the debate over who can really stand more pain has been one of the more interesting battles of the sexes, spanning generations. Now, however, new research is bringing that battle...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.