Posts tagged "pain"

Study: Redheads Feel Pain Differently

Redheads! They’re so different! So special, so rare! And the same recessive genes that give them their ginger locks also cause them to feel pain in a different way than…

Julie Gerstein | March 6, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Girl Talk: My Ladyparts Hurt

Two years ago, I was sitting in the bathtub cheerfully shampooing my unruly mop of hair and engaging my morning ablutions. When the time came to wash my privates, a…

Sally McGraw | May 16, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Romantic Breakups Can Cause Physical Pain, Study Shows

Love hurts. It sounds like a cliche, but new research suggests it might literally be true. Rejection by a romantic partner during a breakup activates regions of the brain associated…

AOL Health | April 3, 2011 - 11:30 am

What’s The Worst Pain You’ve Experienced?

Lil Wayne endured a torturous dental session that included eight root canals in eight hours. The dentist worked on his grillz, added more implants, redid several other implants, and repaired…

Annika Harris | February 21, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Man Goes Through Simulated Childbirth To See If He Can Handle The Pain

We’ve all heard the old women-versus-men pain threshold debate. It almost always goes the same way. A man in the middle of a crowded bar raucously boasts that he…

Nikki Dowling | October 15, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Being A Redhead Hurts

Don’t get me wrong—redheads are awesome. But they also feel more pain than the rest of the population, are more sensitive to heat, and need 20% more anesthesia to knock…

Daniela Guernica | August 3, 2009 - 9:10 pm

Cursing Is Good For You

Holy s**t! A U.K. study found that swearing increases our pain tolerance. Participants in the study were asked to keep their hands in freezing cold water for as long as…

Nikki Dowling | July 13, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Now You Can Zap Your Cramps Away

I’ve never thought of my cramps as particularly debilitating, but even I have had moments when I need something stronger than Midol. (One vacation where I was unable to get…

Daniela Guernica | July 1, 2009 - 4:30 pm