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Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?

Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?

Like many of her friends, Alexandra Callner, now 58, experimented with recreational marijuana when she was younger. “I had tried it, and hated it, in my 20s,” Callner says. “When I was around pot smokers, I thought, ‘Ugh, losers.’ ” But, that was before her knee arthritis became so bad, it robbed her sleep, night after night. She took two over-the-counter pain pills a day, but the pain would wake her up at night. And the drugs were hard on…

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Fun Fact friday

Fun Fact friday

Simply looking at a photo of someone you love can help relieve pain. Scientists usually omit left-handed people from tests because their brain works differently.   Pretending you don’t have feelings of anger, sadness, or loneliness can literally destroy you mentally. Chocolate milk was invented in Jamaica.   Happy Friday! source: @Fact

Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk Of Chronic Pain

Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk Of Chronic Pain

(Reuters Health) – People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. “Sleep and pain problems are two of the biggest health problems in today’s society,” said lead study author Esther Afolalu of the University of Warwick in…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

People who speak two languages, may unconsciously change their personality when they switch languages. Cuddling has the same effect on your brain as taking painkillers.   Your mind spends about 70% of it’s time replaying memories and creating scenarios. When a person becomes more likeable because they are clumsy or make mistakes, it’s called the “Pratfall Effect.” Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

More Sleep Can Lead To Less Chronic Pain: Study

More Sleep Can Lead To Less Chronic Pain: Study

A new animal study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, suggests that sleeping more and drinking coffee rather than taking analgesics can help reduce the intensity of chronic pain. Chronic pain sufferers could benefit from combining good sleep habits, taking sleep-promoting medications at night and alertness-promoting agents such as coffee during the day, according to a joint study by Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The researchers first studied the sleep cycles of lab animals (mice),…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Human bones are 31% water. Deja Vu occurs when your brain tries to apply a memory of a past situation to your current one, fails, and makes you feel like it has happened. Women have twice as many pain receptors on their bodies than men. But, a much higher pain tolerance. Studies show being ‘grateful’ helps you make better decisions and investments. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Alexithymia describes a person who has a difficult time expressing their feelings to others. Having a large amount of hair on your body is linked to having higher intelligence. Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath. If everyone in the world washed their hands properly, we could save 1 million lives a year. Depressed people tend to eat more chocolate. The inventor of…

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Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.

Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.

by Julia Belluz     August 18, 2015   @juliaoftoronto    julia.belluz@voxmedia.com What’s the difference between Tylenol, Advil, and aspirin? Which is the best to take for pain? I used to take acetaminophen (usually referred to by its brand name, Tylenol) for the occasional headache or sore muscle, mostly because that’s what we used in my house growing up. I didn’t think much about whether it was more or less effective than any other type of over-the-counter pain reliever, and…

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The Spoon Theory

The Spoon Theory

by Christine Miserandino My best friend and I were in the diner, talking. As usual, it was very late and we were eating French fries with gravy. Like normal girls our age, we spent a lot of time in the diner while in college, and most of the time we spent talking about boys, music or trivial things, that seemed very important at the time. We never got serious about anything in particular and spent most of our time laughing….

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Singing, Dancing and Drumming Really Do Get You High

Singing, Dancing and Drumming Really Do Get You High

By Juliette Siegfried Have you ever seen people singing, dancing, and drumming at a rock concert or a rave or techno party and thought, “These people must be high on drugs?” Well, as it turns out, they may just be high on singing, dancing, and drumming. Those are the findings of a study conducted by University of Oxford psychologist Robin Dunbar, and published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology. Dunbar and his associates were performing experiments on pain thresholds and what…

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