Pain, the Experience is Different Between Men and Women

Pain, the Experience is Different Between Men and Women

In studies involving men and women exposed to identical pain stimuli, women rated the pain higher on the pain scale. In addition to sex hormones, other factors affecting pain perception include emotions, attitude, age and a learned response from past experience It is no secret that men and women are different. Diane Halpern, Ph.D., past […]

Opioid Crisis Spurs Development of a Pain Meter

Opioid Crisis Spurs Development of a Pain Meter

The National Institutes of Health is pushing for development of what its director, Dr. Francis Collins, calls a “pain-o-meter.” Spurred by the opioid crisis, the goal is not just to signal how much pain someone’s in, it is to determine what kind it is and what drug might be the most effective. “We are not […]

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices Herbs and cooking spices contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and help maximize the nutrient density of our  meals. Every time we flavor our meals with herbs or spices we are “upgrading” our food without adding a single calorie. In fact, on a per gram fresh […]

Medical Marijuana Up Date

Medical Marijuana Up Date

Medical Marijuana Up Date Congresspeople want the VA to research medical marijuana, New Jersey expands its list of qualifying conditions, and more. National Last Thursday, lawmakers called on the VA to research medical cannabis for veterans. A group of lawmakers who sit on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee wrote a letter to Veteran Affairs Secretary […]