Transition from Acute to Persistent Pain: the Identification of Distinct Trajectories Among Women Presenting to an Emergency Department

Women with high levels of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, anger, poor sleep, and low social support who experience acute pain may maintain elevated pain for 3 months. Read more .

Nature’s Epidural: Genetic Variant May Explain Why Some Women Don’t Need Pain Relief During Childbirth

Women who do not need pain relief during childbirth may be carriers of a key genetic variant that acts as a natural epidural, say scientists at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Cell Report...
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Why Is Migraine More Common in Women? One Protein May Hold the Key

In research published online April 8 in the Journal of Neuroscience, the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is implicated in the development of migraine symptoms caused pain responses in female rodents, but not in males, when introduced into the meninges, the protective tissue layers surrounding the brain. 

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