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Poor sleep at night, more pain the next day

After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. This finding, published in JNeurosci, provides the first brain-based explanation for the well-established relationship between sleep and pain. In two studies — one in a sleep laboratory… Read More »

More medics but no pill tests at festivals

There’ll be more medics at music festivals across Sydney this long weekend with authorities encouraging youngsters to seek help early as they try and stop people dying from drug overdoses. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard on Tuesday announced the government would pay for the extra critical care doctors, nurses and paramedics at the Electric Gardens,… Read More »