Altruistic #behaviors relieve physical #pain

..Across 2 pilot studies and 3 experiments, we showed a pain-relieving effect of performing altruistic behaviors. Acting altruistically relieved not only acutely induced physical pain among healthy adults but also chronic pain among cancer patients. Using functional MRI, we found that after individuals performed altruistic actions brain activity in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex and bilateral insula in response to a painful shock was significantly … Continue reading Altruistic #behaviors relieve physical #pain

Cleveland Clinic Unveils Top 10 Medical #Innovations for 2020

1. Dual-Acting Osteoporosis Drug 2. Expanded Use of Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery 3. Inaugural Treatment for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy 4. Therapy for Peanut Allergies 5. Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation 6. Biologics in Orthopaedic Repair 7. Antibiotic Envelope for Cardiac Implantable Device Infection Prevention 8. Bempedoic Acid for Cholesterol Lowering in Statin Intolerant Patients 9. PARP Inhibitors for Maintenance Therapy in Ovarian Cancer 10. Drugs … Continue reading Cleveland Clinic Unveils Top 10 Medical #Innovations for 2020

How the #weather affects the #pain of citizen scientists using a smartphone app

Weather has been thought to affect symptoms in patients with chronic disease since the time of Hippocrates over 2000 years ago. Around three-quarters of people living with arthritis believe their pain is affected by the weather.. ..Precipitation was not associated with an increased odds of a pain event (OR 0.996 (0.989–1.003) per 1 mm daily rainfall amount).. ..This study has demonstrated that higher relative humidity and … Continue reading How the #weather affects the #pain of citizen scientists using a smartphone app