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A New Study Shows How to Boost the Power of Pain Relief, Without Drugs

Placebos reduce pain by creating an expectation of relief. Distractions relieve it by keeping the brain busy. When combined, they make for a potent pain reliever, a study shows. More

  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently launched a call for the use of behavioral treatments for managing chronic pain instead of, or in addition to, opioid treatments. According to CDC’s “Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain,” there is little evidence of long-term benefits of opioids for managing chronic More

    CDC Recommends Behavioral Treatment for Chronic Pain

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently launched a call for the use of behavioral treatments for managing chronic pain instead of, or in addition to, opioid treatments. According to CDC’s “Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain,” there is little evidence of long-term benefits of opioids for managing chronic More

  • Scientists Harness the Power of Perception to Control Chronic Pain More

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    Scientists Harness the Power of Perception to Control Chronic Pain More

  • When you're getting a flu shot or touching a thorny rose stem, simply looking at your body can actually reduce the pain, researchers have discovered. More

    Look at Your Body to Reduce Pain

    When you're getting a flu shot or touching a thorny rose stem, simply looking at your body can actually reduce the pain, researchers have discovered. More

  • The commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen may have a previously unknown side effect: Blunting positive emotions. More

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    Acetaminophen May Reduce Both Pain and Pleasure

    The commonly used pain reliever acetaminophen may have a previously unknown side effect: Blunting positive emotions. More

  • Psychological scientists have developed a technique called magnitude matching to measure the intensity of experiences, including pain, more accurately. More

    Measuring Pain With a Flash

    Psychological scientists have developed a technique called magnitude matching to measure the intensity of experiences, including pain, more accurately. More

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