Women Report Feeling Pain More Intensely Than Men

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Posted January 24, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

Women are the ones that have the babies –  in case you didn’t know. They are the ones that have to experience pushing another human being out of them from an area that is smaller then the new person they are pushing out. So why did mother nature decided also that they would be the ones that experience pain more so then us males.

Doesn’t sound fair to me!

Science Daily Reports:

Science Daily (Jan. 23, 2012) — Women report more intense pain than men in virtually every disease category, according to Stanford University School of Medicine investigators who mined a huge collection of electronic medical records to establish the broad gender difference to a high level of statistical significance.

Their study, published online in the Journal of Pain, suggests that stronger efforts should be made to recruit women subjects in population and clinical studies in order to find out why this gender difference exists.

The study also shows the value of EMR data mining for research purposes. Using a novel database designed especially for research, the Stanford scientists examined more than 160,000 pain scores reported for more than 72,000 adult patients. From these, they extracted cases where disease-associated pain was first reported, and then stratified these findings by disease and gender.

“None of these data were initially collected for research, but this study shows that we can use it in that capacity,” said Atul Butte, MD, PhD, the study’s senior author.

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  1.  

    Amazing publish, I really look forward to fresh news by you.





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