I have first-hand experience of the impact pain can have both physically and emotionally. Also many members of my charity regularly tell me that chronic pain is dominating their life, affecting not only their social life and family time, but even their ability to hold down a job.
So you've got a headache and you want to be rid of it. It's simple, right? You take a tablet. Or is it? As the Global Year
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Across Europe, 500 million working days are lost each year as a result of chronic pain. The economic effect is equivalent to paying half the working population of Portugal to sit at home doing nothing, while asking the rest to make up the difference via impossibly inflated sales targets.
Mental distraction really can reduce pain, and the effect is not just in the mind, research has shown. Scientists carried
Everyone's heard of guide dogs, and while they do a brilliant job of directly assisting the blind or partially-sighted, the potential for all sorts of other, less specifically-trained dogs to help out those with a raft of complicated problems is still very much open to exploration.
Scientists believe they have discovered why psychological stress can lead to physical pain. A research team at Carnegie Mellon
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