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Extreme mental stress lowers ability to bear physical pain: study

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A new study has suggested that high amount of mental stress has harmful impact on the body’s ability to modulate physical pain.

According to the study that published in the journal PAIN, if the perceived stress was high, the pain modulation abilities would be more dysfunctional.

The study conducted by American Friends of Tel Aviv University (TAU) examined a group of healthy young male adults and observed that despite the fact that pain tolerance seemed unaffected by stress, there was a significant increase in pain escalation and a decline in pain inhibition capabilities.

Prof. Ruth Defrin of Physical Therapy at TAU’s said that the type of stress and magnitude of its appraisal actually determines its connection with the pain system, so if the apparent stress was high, the pain modulation capabilities would be more dysfunctional.

Prof. Defrin further added that past studies have constantly suggested that chronic stress was significantly more harming than acute stress, as it not only dysfunction pain modulation capabilities  but also  leads chronic pain and systemic  illness.

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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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