Sleep's Strange Effects on Depression

Sleep Deprivation and Depression

Sleep impacts a number of different physiological, hormonal and chemical processes in the brain. We generally assume that better sleep quality and duration can improve a number of conditions, but […]

Pain biomarkers diagram -- basic science of pain (preclinical animal models and humans); analgesic drug discovery and development; clinical trials; insurance firms, courts of law; routine patient diagnosis & management; neonates, non-verbal persons, comatose & anaesthetised; anaesthetised & comatose patients; veterinary clinical management

Pain Biomarkers

What are pain biomarkers and why are they useful to us? Pain biomarkers are useful and measurable indicators that can be used to identify or quantify pain in individuals. There […]

HEAL - Helping to end addiction long-term

HEAL: Helping to End Addiction Long-term

Dr. Staud is part of a research initiative at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) named HEAL. HEAL stands for Helping to End Addiction Long-term. It is an initiative designed […]

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Acetaminophen May Reduce Empathy

Acetaminophen (like Tylenol) is a popular over the counter pain reliever and research shows it can dull more than just pain. Acetaminophen reduces activity in parts of the brain related […]

Graph showing the relationship between pain intensity and stimulus intensity. Allodynia occurs when the stimulus is weaker and hyperalgesia when the stimulus is stronger

High Pain Sensitivity

Many factors like trauma, stress, infections, can increase your pain sensitivity. Patients with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia (FM) have greater sensitivity to pain. This abnormal pain sensitivity can come […]

Dog Sleeping - Losing Sleep Can Hurt

Losing Sleep Can Hurt

It is well known that sleep and pain have a very strong relationship. Researchers recently set out to try to find out what mechanisms in your brain cause your pain […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia can Reverse Brain Atrophy in Patients with Fibromyalgia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Dr. Staud collaborated on a research project looking at the impact of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and cognitive behavioral therapy for pain (CBT-P) on patients with fibromyalgia. The […]

Your health depends on more than just your genes

Your Health Depends on More than Just Your Genes

Did you get a genetic test for Christmas? These tests are becoming more and more popular as many people are curious to know how their genes influence their health. It […]