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News in brief: Hypoalgesia possible with low intensity exercise; Patient communication suffers if physicians can’t mentally multitask; More data required on fasting for cancer outcomes 

Hypoalgesia possible with low intensity exercise Low-intensity exercise training may be a feasible option to increase pain thresholds in cancer survivors, Australian research suggests. A Sydney study comprised 20 patients randomised to low- (30%–40% Heart Rate Reserve) or high- (60%–70% HRR) intensity stationary cycling for 15–20 min for two weeks. The study assessed pressure pain ...

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