Pain Relief

New Research Shows The Brain Can Be Tricked Into Feeling Pain Relief

The Conversation UK | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Pain is never a nice things to experience, but it is one of the most useful bodily signals we have. It acts like an alarm system - sending an immediate message for highly harmful and potentially fatal conditions - so you know that when you touch that boiling hot pan, you should take your hand away very quickly.

How To Stop Period Pain: 9 Alternative Types Of Relief

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When your period hits, the pain varies from a niggling ache to full-on agony in your lower abdomen. Throw menstrual migraines and pre-menstrual cramps...

Dad Recommends Frozen Condoms To Ease New Mums' Pain After Birth, So Does It Work?

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents

A dad has recommended an alternative use of a condom that will help to ease a new mum’s pain and swelling after she has given birth. Dad Martin Wanl...

A Nation in Pain

Liam O’Toole | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

Chronic pain is also often invisible, and as such it can be difficult for people to explain to their loved ones or health care professionals, putting up a barrier to getting the right support and treatments.

Women Are Inserting Cannabis-Filled Pills Into Their Vaginas 'To Prevent Period Pain'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget ibuprofen or hot water bottles, women in America are inserting cannabis-filled suppositories into their vaginas in a quest to banish period pai...

MRI Scans Show Babies Are More Sensitive To Pain Than Adults

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Parents

Whether babies can feel pain has long been a subject of debate in the medical profession, but a new study has found that newborns do feel pain more st...

World Oral Health Day: Billions Are Still Suffering - And Some Dying - From 'Tooth Decay'

Mark Topley | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Mark Topley

If like me, you're not a dentist, your response may well be 'so what?' Given the level of other diseases we hear about, like ebola, that reaction is understandable. So why is oral health important, when there's so much else in the news?

Snail Venom Could Be Used To Create Pain Relief Drug 'Stronger Than Morphine', Experts Say

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Venom of a sea snail could be used to create a pain relief drug stronger than morphine, scientists say. Scientists have reported creating five new ...

Medical Cannabis

Elaine Benton | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I very much hope there will be a change in policy for the countries where medical cannabis is still illegal so that people suffering chronic illness can obtain the relief they rightly deserve. Why should chronically ill people suffer in silence, when there may be a solution at hand?

Botox Touted As The New Pain Relief For Migraines And Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In 2006, Botox was put forward by scientists as a possible tool to fight cancer - the theory being that it could be used to freeze the growth of tumou...

Government Urges GPs To Cut Pain Relief For Women Givng Birth

Catherine Balavage | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Catherine Balavage

If women stopped having children the world would stop. We need to be given more respect for the ordeal of being pregnant for nine months and then giving birth.

Snake Venom Could 'Aid Pain Relief'

PA | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Pain relieving compounds as strong as morphine have been extracted from the venom of the black mamba, one of the world's deadliest snakes. Injectin...

Back Pain: a Modern Plague

Josa Young | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

As I sit here and type this, I bring my consciousness unwillingly to the nagging, pulling discomfort just to the left of my upper spine, and the related headache. I am quite used to this state of affairs and cannot let it slow me down.

Does Keeping Busy Combat Pain?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Mental distraction really can reduce pain, and the effect is not just in the mind, research has shown. Scientists carried out scanning studies whic...

Drugs 'Better Than Massage For Labour Pains' Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who take drugs throughout their labour experience better pain relief than those who seek alternative therapy, like massages, TENS machine and hy...

Pain-Fighting Superfoods

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you usually deal with niggling aches and pains by popping a pill or reaching for the medicine cabinet, you’re not alone. According to research...

Humour Helps Counteract Pain

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Style
Tony Lobl

Whether laughter is the best medicine or not evidence certainly suggests it can lend a decidedly helpful hand when managing health needs. According t...

I Swear It Helps: Expletives 'Help Pain Relief'

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Swearing can provide effective relief from pain - but not if people swear many times a day, according to research. Experts found swearing helped pe...

Taking Slightly Too Much Paracetamol 'Can Cause Death'

PA | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

People who regularly take slightly too much paracetamol over a period of time to relieve pain could be at a higher risk of dying than those who take a...