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No strong evidence that cannabis reduces chronic non-cancer pain

Researchers at UNSW Sydney who conducted one of the world’s longest community studies of its type have found no clear […]

Conditions like back pain and arthritis must have global health response

International experts, led by Curtin University, are calling for global action from health authorities to address the huge burden of […]

The brain is able to anticipate painful movements following injury

When people are injured, how does the brain adapt the body’s movements to help avoid pain? New research published in […]

Culturally-sensitive treatments for chronic pain more effective

A Western Sydney University study has found that pain is experienced differently between cultures – and traditional treatment methods for […]

Participants needed for new study into prescription-only opioid use in managing…

Researchers from the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine (Psychology) are seeking participants for a new study about the experiences […]

Re-training the brain in pain

Psychologists are working on ways to reduce the brain’s sensitivity to pain, with the aim of improving pain management techniques. […]

Acupuncture to reduce period pain

A study conducted by researchers from Western Sydney University and the University of Auckland has shown that acupuncture treatment significantly […]

Pain: a symptom or a disease?

Countless people live with the burden of chronic pain, which imposes major public health and financial costs on the economy. […]

Brain scans show ‘tapping’ combats food cravings

Early findings from a world-first study aimed at scientifically proving a simple ‘tapping’ technique have shown the method is effective […]

Is back pain killing us?

New research from the Faculty of Health Sciences finds that older people with back pain have a 13% higher chance […]