pain Tag

September was designated Pain Awareness Month in 2001 to bring national recognition to the struggles and challenges people face daily when dealing with chronic pain. Each year, numerous organizations come together across the U.S. to raise awareness for individuals, families, and communities and to give this silent epidemic a voice. This year’s theme is “Let’s...

  Everyone is familiar with pain, but no one fully understands its underlying molecular mechanisms. Scientists at King’s College, London, are doing something about that. In a recent study they found that life style and environmental factors that affect the epigenome, such as diet, smoking, drinking and exposure to pollution, might also alter a person’s sensitivity...