An unpleasant feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli.

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Are there animals that cannot feel pain? [closed]

A thing I've often wondered is whether or not certain animals are immune to pain. I've often read about Naked Mole Rats being unable to feel pain. Also I thought about other animals like Jellyfish ...
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Evidence that girls/women feel pain greater than boys/men? [duplicate]

I found this article that says males and females feel pain "differently", but doesn't suggest one necessarily feels "more" pain from the same impacted force/stimuli: ...
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Do fish feel pain?

As a small kid, I was told that fish don't feel any pain when they bite into a fishing hook. I'm not sure if this was just something made up so I didn't feel sorry for the fishies. It appears that ...
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Did Dave Elman contribute to an open heart surgery with hypnosis as the only anesthetic?

Colonel H.L. Elman (Dave's son): Among my father's many accomplishments, one that I treasure is the story of the man who was too weak for ANY of the many kinds of anesthesia drugs available in the ...
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Was the Mayo clinic one of the safest due to hypnotic anaesthesia in its early days?

The prestigious Mayo Clinic resulted from the results of hypnotic anesthesia trance. A nurse named “Alice Magaw” was the nurse-anesthetist who assisted at all of the Mayo Brothers surgical ...
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Can headaches be relieved by massaging pressure points in the hands and feet?

There are a number of sites that claim that massaging a point in the webbing between thumb and index finger can relieve headaches. Livestrong.com: One pressure point that may help relieve your ...
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Do red-headed people feel pain differently?

There is a long-standing belief among anaesthsetists that people with red hair need more anaesthetic. There even appears to be some evidence. to back up this widely held idea. Recently, though, a ...
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Instant, painless amputation via high-pressure steam

Several years ago, a friend of mine who had a long career as a commercial/industrial plumber related an anecdote about a colleague who was working at a power plant. He was in the vicinity of a ...
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Does plucking the feathers from live and conscious birds cause them pain?

From: http://www.peta.org/issues/Animals-Used-for-Clothing/down-and-silk-birds-and-insects-exploited-for-fabric.aspx Plucking birds causes them considerable pain and distress. Is there any truth ...
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Is the “dancing squid” odori-don dead?

In these videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug6pVj0Lq9w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzj95jHuPiw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqphVlp2VJI (shows what I think is the brain) Soy sauce is ...
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Can you tell if you're dreaming by pinching yourself?

Just yesterday I read how Tyrion tries to figure out if he's sleeping by pinching himself. And this seems to be a commonly held truth which often comes back in tales. But I'm not so certain. So can ...
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Does reducing pain medication decrease healing time?

Can taking less pain medication (i.e. Vicodin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, etc) reduce the amount of time it takes an injury or surgery to heal? I heard this one a few times now. One was through a ...
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Is pain tolerance lower in the morning?

Being a night owl, I was joking around with a friend of mine that dentists like to schedule morning sessions to kick up a notch on the torture factor. However, someone mentioned that pain tolerances ...
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Does rubbing a dock leaf on a sting from a stinging nettle help to reduce pain?

I was always told this as a kid, and have been told it again recently. I'm skeptical, do they actually have any medicinal properties?
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Do either men or women have higher pain tolerance than the other?

Traditional folklore suggests women have a higher pain tolerance than men. I have seen a few sites suggesting otherwise. Naturally, plenty of anecdotal accounts of wussy men or women get tossed around ...
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Is it impossible for a human to feel pain in a dream?

I am absolutely sure that humans can feel emotions in a dream. I've experienced some of the strongest anxiety in my life during nightmares. Sometimes the emotions were strong enough to persist in the ...
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What are the plausible ways in which acupuncture might work for minor pains? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any evidence for acupuncture being an effective treatment? I sometimes have back pain and some numbness / pain in one leg. They're nothing to worry about and I ...
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Are lethal injections painless?

It is often claimed that lethal injections are a painless and humane method of applying the death penalty. Do lethal injections result in either no, or minimal, pain?
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Is “Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation” (TENS) effective?

I have recently become aware of TENS, but have yet to find any definitive evidence it is either a legitimate treatment or a full-blown pseudo-science. The closest was this BBC article: Some of ...