Latest News

Ability to identify source of pain varies across body

'Where does it hurt?' is the first question asked to any person in pain. A new study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called 'spatial acuity,' varies across the body, being most sensitive at the forehead and fingertips. The findings have important implications for the assessment of both acute and chronic pain.
View full story

Post your comment.


  • Protein glue shows potential for use with biomaterials

  • Respiratory infection controls being used for Ebola patients are unnecessary, may contribute to public panic

  • Obese or overweight teens more likely to become smokers

  • Evidence mounting that older adults who volunteer are happier, healthier

  • Training your brain to prefer healthy foods

  • No cookie-cutter divorces, so what info should online co-parenting classes offer?

  • Healthy working environment is a salvation

  • Warm thanks: Gratitude can win you new friends

  • Learning to read: Tricking the brain

  • Meaningful relationships can help you thrive