New Zealand born actor Russell Crowe has confirmed plans to make an overdue directorial debut with World War I drama The Water Diviner, after two previous efforts were scuppered by the media – but only if he can do it on his own terms. ”It was probably time [to direct] 10 years ago, but if you’re engaged in making movies as a career then you have to work within cycles that come up,” Crowe explains while promoting new film Man of Steel
Anyone who has suffered from back pain knows that when the throbbing gets bad enough, you’ll try anything to find relief heating pads, acupuncture, pain relievers, physical therapy, even poking yourself with toothpicks.
Flogging someone with a cane causes intense pain and permanent bodily damage.
Eleven-year-old Shawn Walsh paid a poignant tribute to the brother, just two years older, he had lost. Gripping a microphone as he stood at the altar of the First Baptist Church in Tehachapi, Calif., Shawn joshed that his brother could be “a pain in the butt” at times but that Seth was “the best big brother in the world no, the galaxy.” Wearing a yellow
Last week, the Medical Insider column explained why doctors have so much trouble managing patients with abdominal pain in the emergency department . Not least among the challenges: the multiplicity of causes of belly pain, the lack of clarity on which tests and treatments are best for which patients, and high cost
There it was, glowing on the computer screen next to each patient’s name, and repeated again, up on the emergency-department tracking board: “Abd Pn,” the abbreviation for abdominal pain.
Pain is one of the most common reasons that people end up in the doctor’s office.
If any pill has been shown undeniably to work in clinical trials, it is the sugar pill, along with its close cousin, the sham treatment.
There is a certain four-letter word that evokes much emotion, is often uttered by mothers giving birth, and whose usage by humans is thought to be evolutionarily adaptive: f___! According to a new study by British researchers, saying the F word or any other commonly used expletive can work to reduce physical pain and it seems that people may use curse words by instinct. Indeed, as any owner of a banged shin, whacked funny bone or stubbed toe knows, dancing the agony jig and shouting its profane theme tune are about as automatic as the response to a doctor’s reflex hammer.
Some children, like some adults, have chronic, unexplainable pain.