You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Pain!

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Pain!


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A pain-free world may sound wonderful, but if pain did not exist, our lives would be very dangerous. Learn about the science behind how our bodies are able to experience pain, the ways pain helps us to stay safe, and the harsh reality of life before modem painkillers. Experts from Experts: Studies show that men and women experience pain differently. On average, women cope better with extreme pain than men do. Soldiers and athletes sometimes don't realize that they've been injured because endorphins in their bloodstream make them feel invincible. There are 90,000 miles of nerve fibers in a typical human body. Learn some simple first-aid skills that can help soothe pain and save lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531224410
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 778,757
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Life's a Pain 6

Painful past 8

Pain Pathways 10

Touchy-Feely 12

Mind, Body, Spirit… 14

Brainless = Painless? 16

What's the Point of Pain? 18

Safety, Sympathy, Survival 20

NO Pain, No Gain 22

Painkillers? 24

What a Relief 26

The Painful Truth 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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