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2011-06-27 10:45:00

BALTIMORE, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Pain Foundation (APF) today announced the launch of "Explain Your Pain," an educational initiative designed to help educate Hispanic Americans about chronic pain and foster improved dialogue between people with pain and their health care providers. A growing body of research demonstrates that minorities, including Hispanics, are less likely to have access to pain management services and treatments, have their pain documented by health...

2011-06-08 07:18:00

A Position Statement from the American Academy of Pain Medicine GLENVIEW, Ill., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several recent unintentional deaths of military personnel have drawn national attention on major news websites and Sunday morning television talk shows. While these deaths are tragic and deserve deep societal mourning and introspection, the pain experts from the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) urge media and government officials to rightly assess the many...

2011-05-04 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To provide pain management practitioners and other healthcare professionals with additional educational tools to help address practice challenges, Millennium Laboratories, a leading provider of prescription drug monitoring services, is funding educational grants for a new pain management webinar series. The first webinar in the series, "'MAD' Misuse-Addiction-Diversion, Proactive Approaches for Your Practice" is scheduled for kickoff on Thursday, May...

2011-04-14 15:15:09

A serendipitous discovery by academics at The University of Nottingham has shown that a simple illusion can significantly reduce "” and in some cases even temporarily eradicate "” arthritic pain in the hand. By tricking the brain into believing that the painful part of the hand is being stretched or shrunk, the researchers were able to halve the pain felt by 85 per cent of sufferers they tested. The research could point to new technologies of the future which could assist patients...

2011-04-12 08:50:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Torture. The United Nations defines it as the "infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering." But how severe is severe? That judgment determines whether or not the law classifies an interrogation practice as torture. Now, a study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, condemns this method of classification as essentially flawed. The reason: the...

2011-04-08 08:46:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Since the 1960s, meditation has been the focus of increasing scientific research. In over 1,000 published research studies, various methods of meditation have been linked to changes in metabolism, blood pressure, brain activation, and other bodily processes. Now, meditation has been used in clinical settings as a method of stress and pain reduction. "This is the first study to show that only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the...

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2011-04-06 10:51:27

A study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Neuroscience finds that meditation can deliver powerful pain-relieving effects to the brain, even with just 80 minutes of training for a beginner using an exercise called focused attention, AFP reports. Fadel Zeidan Ph.D, lead author of the study explained, "This is the first study to show that only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation." "We...

2011-03-22 05:00:00

More than 800 Pain Scientists and Physicians Gather to Learn the Latest Advances in Pain Medicine Pain Medicine DC: The Governing Voices of Pain: Medicine, Science and Government NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest research, education and regulations that affect the practice of pain medicine by physicians and their treatment teams will be the focus of the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 27th Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland this week....

2011-03-08 19:40:33

Lent in the Christian tradition is a time of sacrifice and penance. It also is a period of purification and enlightenment. Pain purifies. It atones for sin and cleanses the soul. Or at least that's the idea. Theological questions aside, can self-inflicted pain really alleviate the guilt associated with immoral acts? A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, explores the psychological consequences of experiencing bodily pain....

2011-02-23 06:40:00

ROGERS, Ark., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WunderClip provides safe and effective pain relief caused by various types of headaches, sinus pain, neck pain and toothaches. By combining ancient philosophy with modern technology, the WunderClip is all natural pain relief literally at your fingers. No pills, no powders, no potions, no kidding. If you are looking for non-chemical options to your current pain treatments or for ways to supplement your current health care, you are on the right...