Skin-to-skin contact with a parent reduces how strongly a newborn’s brain responds to a painful medical procedure, scientists have found.
Painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin and opioids can do “more harm than good” and should not be prescribed to treat chronic pain, health officials have said.
A rare genetic variant may explain why some women do not require pain relief during childbirth, scientists have said.
Scorpion toxin and wasabi are typically associated with causing pain, not reducing it.
Scientists have discovered a new pain organ in the skin.
A British woman is now pain-free for the first time in almost 40 years following a world-first nerve stimulation procedure.
A woman in Scotland who can feel virtually no pain has a mutation in a previously-unidentified gene, according to researchers.
A woman in Scotland can feel virtually no pain due to a mutation in a previously-unidentified gene, according to new research.
People who are mindful feel less pain, according to new research.
Health bosses have apologised after an elderly woman suffering from severe back pain was not given enough paracetamol at a city hospital.
Virtual reality could help reduce phantom pain for patients paralysed from the waist down, scientists say.