Recent Highlights

Year in Review: The Top Content on RELIEF in 2017
Feature articles on catastrophizing, fibromyalgia, new drugs in the works for chronic pain, pain in children, and the causes of pain from nerve damage in diabetes take five of the top 10 spots.

The Unmet Global Need for Palliative Care and Pain Relief
Sick and dying people suffer from untreated pain in low-income countries.

Why Are the Fingertips So Sensitive to Pain?
Nerve fibers that send pain signals vary in shape in the spinal cord of mice, hinting at an explanation for the keenness of pain in people.

The Nocebo Effect—the Flip Side of Placebo—Carries a High Price
An “expensive” treatment with no active ingredients causes more pain than the “cheap” version.