Scientists Prove Granny Was Right All Along - Heat Can Ease The Pain  
7/5/2006 11:43:18 AM

THE old wives' tale that heat relieves stomach pain has now been scientifically proven. Researchers found that heat, such as that from a hot-water bottle, did not just provide comfort and have a placebo effect. They discovered it was capable of "deactivating" the pain at a molecular level, in a similar way to common painkillers.