Men & Women Process Pain Differently

Chronic pain is the most prevalent health condition that modern humans face, and there is still no silver bullet for curing it. But recent research in pain processing may help scientists craft pain therapies that work better for people suffering from chronic pain- no matter their gender. A recent study, published in Nature Neuroscience, looked at which…

Long-Term Shift Work May Prematurely Age the Brain

Recent research has found that chronic shift workers–especially, those who have done shift work for at least 10 years–may suffer from a premature aging of the brain equivalent to 6.5 years. The problem occurs because of a disruption in the circadian rhythms of the brain. The researchers believe that disrupting the body’s internal clock can…