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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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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha

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GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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