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Full of Pain (Resources)

Pain is the topic of this week’s issue of Housecall, Mayo Clinic’s newsletter. It contains links to detailed reports on how people feel pain, choosing OTC pain relievers and the role of exercise in reducing pain.

To learn more about understanding, diagnosing and managing pain, see the Pain Center on Mayo’s website.

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Women Feel More Pain

Have you heard that women have higher pain thresholds than men? A recent study suggests that the opposite is true: women feel pain more easily than men and that they focus more on the emotional aspects of pain, which makes it worse, than do men.

These findings fit right into the hysterical woman stereotype, but if they are supported by more research, the potential for more effective pain treatment and meds is huge.

Thanks to Kevin, M.D. for the tip off.