Negative experiences can stop painkillers working

A patient’s belief that a drug will not work can become a self fulfilling prophecy, according to researchers. They showed the benefits of painkillers could be boosted or completely wiped out by manipulating expectations. The study, published in Science Translational Medicine, also identifies the regions of the brain which are affected. Experts said this could have important consequences for patient care and for testing new drugs. via Publicado via… Leer más »Negative experiences can stop painkillers working

Pain reduced by changing what you look at

Contrary to many people’s compulsion to look away during a painful event such as an injection, scientists found that looking at your body – in this case the hand – reduces the pain experienced. The team also showed that magnifying the hand to make it appear larger cut pain levels further still. The study, published in Psychological Science, is shedding light on how the brain processes pain. The researchers say… Leer más »Pain reduced by changing what you look at

Sermon de la Soledad

El Sábado Santo la Iglesia hace memoria de la Virgen María, en su condición de Virgen y Madre Dolorosa. Su padecer junto a Cristo y por razón de Cristo se convierte en un lenguaje de amor que revela con singular densidad lo que significa conocer a Jesús y seguirlo, pasando por la Cruz, hasta la gloria.