Context–what is diabetic neuropathy? Worldwide, about 1 in 10 adults have diabetes, with that number expected to rise in the coming decades . In this disease, the body becomes unable to properly produce or respond to insulin, leading to high blood sugar levels and abnormal energy processing . Thankfully, many medications, lifestyle interventions (e.g. exercise), […]
Tag Archives: pain
Why does diabetes make my foot go numb?
posted by Ricardo Lozoya
Disparities in the Treatment of Pain Experienced by Black Patients
posted by Susan Lubejko
Recent events in the United States, namely the murders of two Black Americans George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police, have thrust racial policies and violence faced by Black Americans onto the national and global stage. To be clear, the racism faced by the Black community is not new, has been known […]
Immune to pain: new insights into chronic pain treatment
posted by Seraphina Solders
[En español] Jo Cameron, a Scottish woman in her mid-60s, was seemingly happy and healthy other than a problem with her hip. Now and then, it would give way and prevent her from walking straight. She had brought it up to her doctor, but because she wasn’t in pain, the issue was dismissed. It wasn’t […]
Breathe the Pain Away: Mindfulness and Chronic Pain
posted by Drew Schreiner
Focus on your breath. Notice the sensation of air flowing in at the tip of your nose, of your chest expanding, and your shoulders rising.
Pain: Can’t live with it, can’t live without it
posted by Catie Profaci
Imagine what life would be like with no pain. No headaches or sore throats. You would never experience the anguish of a papercut or a stubbed toe or a sprained ankle. No stomach cramps or muscle soreness. Childbirth or getting kicked in the balls? Piece of cake. Thrown from a moving car? Don’t feel a […]
Desnudo y Sin Miedo
posted by javierhow
Original por Megan Kirchgessner Traducción por Javier How El animal más feo del mundo. “Vertebrado del 2013”. Co-estrella de Kim Possible de Disney. Estas son sólo algunas de las distinciones más notables de la rata topo desnuda. Sin embargo, la magnitud de su peculiaridad y extrañeza es, si usted lo cree, enormemente subestimado. Cuanto más aprenden, […]
Naked and Unafraid
posted by megkirch
En español Ugliest animal in the world. 2013’s “Vertebrate of the Year”. Co-star of Disney Channel’s Kim Possible. These are just a few of the naked mole rat’s most notable distinctions. However, the extent of their peculiarity and alienness is, if you would believe it, enormously under-appreciated. The more they learn, scientists across the fields […]
Hacking the Neuronal Recipe
posted by Melissa Lau
Whether it’s Outback’s Bloomin’ Onion or In-N-Out’s secret sauce, the Internet is awash with bloggers’ attempts to recreate iconic foods. Regrettably, as the occasional DIY fail can attest, not all reproductions are indistinguishable from the original. But this isn’t the case for neuroscientist Kristin Baldwin. She and her team have successfully decoded one of […]
From Gold Thongs to Opioid Receptors: The Placebo Effect
posted by Catie Profaci
All things considered, maybe it’s not so preposterous that our perceptions of pain or other ills can change if our brain expects them to.
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