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Green LED light can reduce the occurrence and severity of headaches

Published: Dec 24th, 2019

Central nervous system regulation of “sensitivity” seems to affect more than pain. We found that sensitivity to sound and painful stimuli are increased in patients with fibromyalgia. Currently, we are […]

How light can affect your pain

How light can affect your pain

Published: Dec 16th, 2019

More research is “coming to light” about the effects that light has on our brain. Researchers at the University of Arizona recently studied the effects of green and red LED […]

Sleep's Strange Effects on Depression

Sleep Deprivation and Depression

Published: Nov 21st, 2019

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

Published: Jun 21st, 2019

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

Published: Jun 11th, 2019

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

Published: May 16th, 2019

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

Published: Apr 11th, 2019

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 […]