A new treatment using a small ball of ice can effectively treat chronic pain, according to a new study.
The next time you want to sleep a little extra, don't feel guilty about it, just tell yourself that extra sleep is only going to help reduce your sensitivity to pain. At least that's what a new research claims. The new study, by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, claims that sleeping for 10 hours at night instead of the recommended eight hours can help people reduce pain sensitivity, and is even more effective than strong painkillers like codeine. For the study, researchers observed 18 volunteers for four nights and found that those who slept for 10 hours could stand keeping their finger on a heat source for 25 seconds more than those who slept for 8 hours or less.
A new study suggests that adolescents whose parents have chronic pain may also be a victim of chronic nonspecific pain and chronic multisite pain, which can cause disabilities and difficulties in life for them. The cause of chronic nonspecific pain has still not been understood clearly by researchers. In the current study, researchers Gry B. Hoftun, M.D., of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, and colleagues examined a possible link between parental chronic pain and chronic pain in young adults.
An analysis of more than two dozen of reports consisting of randomized controlled trials claims that Acupuncture, the practice of inserting and stimulating needles at specific points on the body, may be better than pills or mockupuncture for treating some forms of chronic pain, particular, back, shoulder and head pains and arthritis.
Good news for coffee drinkers, as scientists in Norway discover that java can do much more than just give you a kick start in the morning.