Heat ‘blocks body’s pain signals’ – BBC Study 5th July 2006

Originally posted on thermamoor:
Hugging a hot-water bottle can have a similar effect to a painkiller by effectively “deactivating” pain at a molecular level, scientists say. Researchers from University College London used DNA technology to monitor heat and pain receptors within cells. They say temperatures over 40C (104F) switch on internal heat receptors which block…

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FIRST AID for Back Injuries

“I’ve just hurt my back? What do I do?” The following is a quick reference for what to do when you get hurt, but does not detail management of open, bleeding wounds or dislocations. For that, go to your nearest medical centre or hospital. Important: If you have lost control of your bladder or bowel, you […]

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Shoulder Pain and Stretching

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many common causes of this problem. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. If you have shoulder pain, some common causes include: Bursitis | Rotator Cuff Tendonitis The […]

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