Why Swearing Sparingly Can Help Kill Pain

Letting loose with a satisfying string of expletives can significantly reduce physical pain, research has shown. But according to a new study, it doesn’t work as well if you make a habit of cursing frequently.

Yoga and Stretching Can Help Relieve Bad Backs

Chanting “om” might help ease your aching back, but only if it comes at the end of yoga practice. A new study finds that the physical act of doing yoga — but not its meditative aspect — may help reduce symptoms of chronic back pain.

Scientists Discover Why Sunburn Hurts

Scientists at King’s College London have pinpointed the exact molecule that causes the stinging, tender pain of sunburn. Targeting the molecule could help pave the way to more effective pain treatments, not only for sunburn but …

Medical Breakthrough: Paraplegic Man Stands Up

After being struck by a car in 2006, Rob Summers was given a grim prognosis: paralysis from the chest down and the possibility of never walking again. But five years later, he is able to stand on his own two feet unaided — …

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