January 23, 2012

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It is a myth that men feel pain more keenly than women, according to the largest study into the subject of its kind. (Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent6:00PM GMT 23 Jan 2012, The Telegraph)

When they looked at the pain scores of more than 72,000 patients, across 47 common health problems, they discovered that on average women reported feeling more pain in 39 of them.

Atul Butte from Stanford University in the US, the senior author of the study, said: "We saw higher pain scores for female patients practically across the board.

"In many cases, the reported difference approached a full point on the one-to-10 scale."

Explaining how big a difference that was, he said: "A pain-score improvement of one point is what clinical researchers view as indicating that a pain medication is working."

Posted by at January 23, 2012 4:03 PM
  

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