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Brain Training Could Make People More Compassionate
2013-05-23 09:53:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People can actually become more compassionate and charitable with training, claim researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison´s Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. Their report, which appears in the latest edition of the journal Psychological Science, investigates whether or not training an adult to be more caring can result in an increase in altruistic behavior as well as in associated changes in the...

2013-04-12 12:58:13

Returning veterans with major limb injuries Veterans who sustained major limb injuries during combat reported little improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health problems up to 2 years post injury, according to research presented today. In contrast, pain showed the most improvement 3-6 months after acute hospitalization, and then leveled off after 1 year. The investigative team, led by Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH, reported...

Brain Imaging May Provide First Objective Measure Of Pain
2013-04-11 12:28:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physicians are often concerned about pain their patients may be experiencing, but without a way to quantify it, the experience of pain can be somewhat subjective and abstract. According to a new report in The New England Journal of Medicine, a group of American researchers has set out to determine how much pain a person is experiencing by looking at the brain´s reaction to it. Using Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),...

Self-Injury and Pain Relief Explored
2013-03-23 05:15:20

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We often regard relief as the dissipation of pain, discomfort or stress. However, the specific emotion associated with the sense of relief really isn´t fully understood. It is for this reason a team of researchers from the Association for Psychological Science undertook a study in which they aimed to explore and understand more fully the psychological mechanisms at work responsible for providing us with the idea of relief. To...

Pain Can Be Pleasurable If It’s Less Severe Than Expected
2013-02-27 09:09:45

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Brace yourself; this is going to hurt.” This thought flashes through your mind as your foot slips at the top of the staircase. You tumble downward expecting broken bones and blood. When you finally reach the bottom, you are aching but realize that it could have been much worse. As it turns out, this realization that you could have been injured more severely may not only help to reduce the level of pain...

2013-01-24 23:00:41

Psychologist argues the link between emotional trauma and physical pain in The Hidden Psychology of Pain New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 Chronic pain has long been an enigma in the medical world, but what if the cure could be found in the human subconscious? In The Hidden Psychology of Pain, licensed psychologist Dr. James Alexander discusses a revolutionary new paradigm for the treatment of chronic pain- curing the pain mentally, rather than physically. In his book, Dr. Alexander...

2013-01-09 05:01:19

With the unknown of the New Year, Leader of Love, Heather Hans, reveals how to overcome your suffering by jumping into the mystery of it. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 It´s a New Year, and a New You, and Healer and Spiritual teacher Heather Hans shares how the forlorn and lonesome can overcome their personal suffering and jump into the mystery and excitement that is 2013. As the darkest days of winter are now in the past, and a New Year shines on the horizon, Heather Hans wants...

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Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.