Exercise-induced hypoalgesia is the phenomenon where we experience less pain after exercising. For the most part, while research suggests that it may be real after all, it’s still elusive; no one knows how to induce it, or why it even happens in the first place. However, if you do want to harness this power, aerobic exercises (e.g. running, walking, and cycling) seem to contribute the most to increasing your pain tolerance.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here