Sunday, August 09, 2009

Redheads are more sensitive to pain

"Researchers believe redheads are more sensitive to pain because of a mutation in a gene that affects hair color." (NY Times) This means they need more anesthesia when undergoing medical procedures, and sometimes, local anesthesia doesn't work. This may help explain why redheads are "twice as likely to avoid going to the dentist as people with other hair colors."

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.