Pain

Virtual Reality And Healthcare

Chris Lloyd | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Lloyd

This is just a small insight into the vast collection of Virtual Reality uses for improving our healthcare system and practices. Remaining at the forefront of technology has proved vital in medical research facilities all over the world, and has already helped with much needed scientific breakthroughs.

A Nation in Pain

Liam O’Toole | Posted 17.08.2016 | 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.

Life Lessons Disability Taught Me No.1 - Addiction

Mik Scarlet | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Mik Scarlet

OK, this isn't an in-depth account of how to beat all addiction, but it a brief exploration of how I have made sure I am not a slave to it's effects. I cannot avoid addiction entirely as my pain will remain with me for all my life, but I hope my experiences as a disabled person can help others.

The Science Of Pain

Jen Barton | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"Everything hurts," the Renaissance legend Michelangelo once declared. Let's be honest: we've all felt that way at one time or another. Physical pain,...

Awkward

Naomi Hefter | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I walked home feeling light as a feather but filled with mixed emotions. My advice if you want this done, is to go in open minded, emotionally detached and ready for anything, Kind of like a one night stand I guess.

Why Couldn't Painkillers Help Prince's (Or Anyones) Long Term Pain?

Jamie Wareham | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Wareham

Let us be clear from the offset, we don't yet know the circumstances of his death. What we do know is he had a pain problem and that he's also been given antidotes to counteract high doses of pain medication.

Endometriosis: A Fate as Bad as Cancer?

Dr Nitu Bajekal | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitu Bajekal

I must admit I was taken aback when my patient made this statement. It was over 15 years ago, but I remember it clearly. Initially I thought this was quite an extreme reaction but over the years, it has influenced my attitude and management of women suffering from endometriosis.

It's a Right Pain

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Compassion is key when we consider pain, bringing kindness and understanding towards ourselves when experiencing pain can make a difference. Studies show time and time again the variance in pain experience when mindfulness and compassion are introduced.

Pain - A Personal Perspective

Mik Scarlet | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I know many people who live with pain similar to mine, and many others whose pain manifests itself totally differently. However pain touches them, it needs treating to allow them to live anything near a normal life.

Most Sleepwalkers Don't Feel Pain During Their Nighttime Expeditions

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most sleepwalkers don't feel any pain during their nighttime wanders, according to science. And we're pretty freaked out about it. A small study f...

We Can End the Pain of Arthritis Together

Liam O’Toole | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK
Liam O’Toole

We want people to share their stories with us in order to shine a light on the realities of living with arthritis pain, and, importantly, to guide the pain research we fund in 2016.

No I Won't Accept It......

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

The definition of acceptance is to realise the reality of a situation and be at peace with it. When you break it down like this you can see it's not an over night flick of a switch. For example living with pain requires a level of kindness to oneself and an ability to be with things as they are to move on and carry on in life.

How Can We Change the Experience of Pain?

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Researchers studying neuroscience have shown that just a weeks worth of sitting with awareness of pain and engaging with meditation (following the breath), changes the brains response to pain.

The Ties That Bind Us

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Our instinct is to run away from pain, because it seems the sober emotional equivalent of drinking it away. But all that happens is we store that pain up inside of us, to the point where we build such an intolerance to the pain that it displays itself in other ways.

Men And Women Go Head To Head To See Who Has A Higher Pain Tolerance

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Contrary to popular belief that women have a higher pain tolerance than men in order to prepare them for the scream-inducing nightmare that is childbi...

The Emotional Pain of Words

Vic Lennard | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vic Lennard

As children, many of us were taught the old adage that "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me." But while broken bones heal, the damage done by hastily spoken words rarely does and the pain can be multiplied manyfold when words are left unsaid.

This May Be Why Some People Can't Feel Pain

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in a million people worldwide are thought to be born without a sense of pain. Although this may sound great at first, the rare conditio...

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...

Who Are We Really?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

As I navigate the straights and narrows of intimate connections, I am struck by the difference between being righteous and defensive and my willingness to look at my behavior from the reactions I get from others.

The Balancing Act of Living With Chronic Pain

Jade Hamnett | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jade Hamnett

Once someone has exhausted the over-the-counter options, it can be a difficult decision to go to the doctor to ask for something different. It shouldn't be. Pain deserves to be managed as well as any other symptom of a condition, but there seems to be far more judgement intrinsically linked.

Anorexia Is Stealing Me

Claire Greaves | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

Anorexia's screams are so loud, it's unbearable and it's blocking out all other sounds and deafening me from the world around me. I can't hear anyone, I don't know what they are saying. I am being pulled in and totally absorbed by this illness.

Crossing Your Fingers Could Affect How You Feel Pain

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While it might not actually bring good luck, scientists have revealed that the action of crossing your fingers could have an impact on pain. The h...

Break the Cycle: Talk About Period Pain

Ria Chatterjee | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ria Chatterjee

When was the last time you heard someone at work complain about period pain? Not in gruesome detail, just "My stomach is hurting. It's period pain. Anyone got some painkillers?". If the answer is never, then it's time to question why not.

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?

How to Overcome the Pain of Separation

Karen Ruimy | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Sometimes I've experienced a lot of pain when somebody leaves my life, like a lover, a friend, a work partner or an employee - someone who is close to me in my life and then has to leave to go on another path. It takes a long time for me to soothe that pain.