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2012-03-15 23:25:42

It´s normal to not always act on your sense of compassion–for example, by walking past a beggar on the street without giving them any money. Maybe you want to save your money or avoid engaging with a homeless person. But even if suppressing compassion avoids these costs, it may carry a personal cost of its own, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. After people suppress compassionate feelings, an...

2012-02-23 18:00:03

New 'barcode' tool lets doctors evaluate chronic pain quickly and objectively How we move is an excellent indicator of overall health. When we feel good, we move around continually. When we're in pain, we reduce our physical activity. This observation might seem trivial, but it has led to an original approach for evaluating chronic pain. A team from EPFL's Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement (LMAM) has developed a clever, easy-to-use visual tool to help doctors assess their...

2012-02-09 10:00:00

The rising cost of dental care is allowing low income individuals and families to suffering from dental issues. e-Toothache Remedies is working to help educate these people on remedies to their pain and suffering with new additions to their free to access website. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 The e-Toothache Remedies website is preparing to help educate low income families in the San Francisco area about toothache remedies that can help subdue the pain and suffering of a...

2012-02-01 01:02:43

The pain suffered by older adults is the shared focus of the two newest entries in The Gerontological Society of America´s (GSA) From Publication to Practice series. Together they address both pain management and new labeling changes for one of the most popular pain medications, acetaminophen. Both issues aim to provide readers with information on how new advances in pain prevention, treatment, and management may improve care and quality of life for older adults. The From Publication to...

Study Finds Women Experience More Intense Pain Then Men
2012-01-23 13:10:13

When suffering from the same medical conditions, on average, women claim to experience more intense pain than men, according to a new study published online in The Journal of Pain on Monday. According to a Stanford University Medical Center press release, physician Dr. Atul Butte and colleagues looked at the electronic medical records of more than 72,000 male and female patients. The data covered a spectrum of 47 different total ailments and more than 161,000 instances where a patient...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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