|Pain in the News
|Cluster Headaches: The Worst Possible Pain?|
The rare "suicide headache" is lesser-known than migraines, widely misunderstood, and often described as the worst pain known to humans. Psychedelic drugs are being explored as a treatment, but research is still scarce.
|Many Women Suffer Persistent Pain After Mastectomy|
Although breast cancer treatments have dramatically improved outcomes for women with the disease, ongoing pain continues to trouble many survivors long after they undergo a mastectomy, a new study finds.
|Hospital room lighting may worsen patients' mood, pain|
Researchers found the lowest levels of daytime light exposure were tied to worse mood and more fatigue and pain among patients, compared to those whose rooms were better-lit during the day.
|Torture Alters the Way the Brain Perceives Pain, Study Suggests|
Torture permanently alters the way a person's body perceives pain, a new study led by Tel Aviv University researchers found.
|Study Finds Blind People Hypersensitive to Pain|
People who are born blind experience pain differently than sighted individuals and are hypersensitive to pain caused by hot or cold stimulation, according to a small study by researchers in Europe.
|Chronic pain 'a neglected health issue'|
Chronic pain is a bigger health issue than cancer but is badly neglected, leading to long waiting lists for treatment and people living in misery, an expert says.