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People who recall facing more childhood adversity also report more pain as adults, finds a study in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Researchers asked 265 U.S. adults to describe the adversity they faced a children and adolescents, as well as their current mood, sleep patterns, optimism, how in control of their lives they felt and whether they had recently felt pain. Greater childhood and teen adversity was associated with greater pain in adulthood, and that association was mostly mediated by sleep disturbances and negative moods. (Monitor on Psychology)

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