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(Mainichi Daily News)   Painless needles developed   (mdn.mainichi.co.jp ) divider line
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2003-08-13 10:38:00 AM  
Heroin addiction, here I come!
 
2003-08-13 10:58:04 AM  
Now I can finally get that smallpox vaccine I always wanted.

And give more blood plasma, I need the money.
 
2003-08-13 10:58:55 AM  
As someone whose arm is covered in bruises from a half dozen attempts to get one of those intravenous tap thingies in various parts of my left arm last Tuesday, anything to make the experience less painful sounds like a good idea to me. Now if they could invent a nurse or a doctor who knows how to find a vein, I'd be even happier.
 
2003-08-13 11:45:31 AM  
Next step: Comfortable STD swab.
 
2003-08-13 12:11:40 PM  
Am I the only one offended when the nurse says, "OK, now there will be a little prick"?
 
2003-08-13 01:26:40 PM  
I hate needles. Everytime I go give blood, it takes me a couple of tries to get my blood pressure and pulse down to a level where they'll let me donate. Strangely enough, it never hurts.
 
2003-08-13 02:43:01 PM  
2003-08-13 12:11:40 PM vetbridge
Am I the only one offended when the nurse says, "OK, now there will be a little prick"?


Only when it's during my physical.
 
2003-08-13 03:28:23 PM  
Sorry, but I prefer not to stick small sharp pieces of metal into my body, I dont care how painless they are.
 
2003-08-13 03:28:47 PM  

"We modeled the needles on (the stings of) mosquitoes," "


But if I still feel any pain from the needle, then I will spray your face full of Deet.

 
2003-08-13 03:29:45 PM  
painless needles? you're chitin me.
 
2003-08-13 03:30:05 PM  
"electric potential differences"

Where i come from this means voltage.
 
2003-08-13 03:30:08 PM  
They are already pretty farking painless IMO but I guess this is good
 
2003-08-13 03:32:11 PM  
damnit - there goes my fetish for peircing
 
2003-08-13 03:33:47 PM  
my mom is a nurse, and i always have her give me flu shots, etc. you cant even feel the needle go in.

her secret--she throws it like a dart(while barely holding on)

i'm not kidding here
 
2003-08-13 03:34:09 PM  
Junkies rejoyce.
 
2003-08-13 03:34:13 PM  
so what's the point?

/ducks>
 
2003-08-13 03:35:04 PM  
Ah, Death, where is thy sting?
 
2003-08-13 03:35:17 PM  
(still no cure for cancer)

why is this a good thing? has no one thought that maybe now you wont even be able to feel a needle if you sit on, say, an aids-infected needle in a movie theatre?
 
2003-08-13 03:35:33 PM  
[image from lowbackpain.com too old to be available]
 
2003-08-13 03:36:57 PM  
2003-08-13 03:33:47 PM NarcisisticRage

my mom is a nurse, and i always have her give me flu shots, etc. you cant even feel the needle go in.

her secret--she throws it like a dart(while barely holding on)

i'm not kidding here


I had a nurse do that to me for a pre-op injection when I was 14. She turned to my father and said "it's like playing darts isn't it?" And she was a nun nun-the-less
 
2003-08-13 03:37:15 PM  
Maybe I should become a doctor. When I stick my "needle" in my wife she claims she doesn't feel a thing.
 
2003-08-13 03:38:38 PM  
inserted into a patient's body, a small motor or a phenomenon called "electric potential differences" is used to vibrate it

If I was a female, that would be kinda stimulating reading.
 
2003-08-13 03:39:05 PM  
Bass555:

Grave where is thy victory?
 
2003-08-13 03:39:25 PM  
?
 
2003-08-13 03:39:41 PM  
Damn, this is too bad.

How are Johnny Cash and Trent Reznor going to check if they still feel now?

/gratuitous musical reference
 
2003-08-13 03:39:58 PM  
2003-08-13 03:37:15 PM DslainteC

Maybe I should become a doctor. When I stick my "needle" in my wife she claims she doesn't feel a thing.


Funny, she doesn't say that to me.

/rimshot
 
2003-08-13 03:40:04 PM  
[image from startrekexp.com too old to be available]?
 
2003-08-13 03:40:25 PM  
NarcisisticRage
"my mom is a nurse, and i always have her give me flu shots, etc. you cant even feel the needle go in.

her secret--she throws it like a dart(while barely holding on)"


Only for IM (intramuscular) injections. Can't do that IV.
 
2003-08-13 03:40:37 PM  
All it takes is a little scotch tape and WHAMMO! Needle through the arm.
[image from pick-me.com too old to be available]
 
2003-08-13 03:41:20 PM  
Huzzah! Now rich celebrities can get painless Botox treatments!
 
2003-08-13 03:42:11 PM  
I've given blood twice...the first time was a nightmare, so I can definately see the use for this.

I'm not sure whether the guy missed the vein or it rolled, but he was literally rooting around in my arm for 20 seconds with the needle trying to hit it. Eventually he called a more experienced woman over and she managed to hit it after a little fishing.

It's strange, because my veins are easy enough to find. The second time I gave blood the guy managed to hit it just fine (although I warned him about the rolling incident).
 
2003-08-13 03:42:30 PM  
DslainteC

Best euphimism I ever heard for erm, sticking the needle in the wife came from A League of Their Own

Ernie Capadino: Yeah, I'm just going home, grab a shower and shave, give the wife a little pickle-tickle, and I'm on my way.
 
2003-08-13 03:43:10 PM  
2003-08-13 12:11:40 PM vetbridge

Am I the only one offended when the nurse says, "OK, now there will be a little prick"?

Its even worse when the dentist says..."Now you may feel a small prick in your mouth."
 
2003-08-13 03:44:12 PM  
mortisthecat: Nicely done, indeed!
 
2003-08-13 03:44:17 PM  
No hero tag?
 
2003-08-13 03:44:24 PM  
These needles sound like they're of very, very limited use. 1-2 mm long and 85 micrometers wide.

I get poked pretty regularly for platelet donations, and I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be near enough 'bandwidth'. And while I'd pass out like Scarlet O'Hara if I really gave it a good look, I believe the needle is usually stuck in .5" to 1". Once when I gave whole blood the stick was completely painless, but they told me those needles are actually thicker than the ones used for platelets. They say it's a bit of a mystery why it hurts a bit sometimes but other times it's nothing.

And when I get a cavity filled I get numb from the neck up (after my first Marathon Man-like painkiller free attempt). The dentists will put one finger on my gum right next to where the needle is going and apply pressure and rub a little. It seems to overload the nerves and the needle is barely noticable.
 
2003-08-13 03:44:29 PM  
forgot to site my source...

/The Champ
 
2003-08-13 03:45:45 PM  
mortisthecat

correct. you would need some kinda guidance system to do that. of course, a blind man couldn't miss my veins. i squeeze my hand and i look like i've been roiding for years.
 
2003-08-13 03:47:05 PM  
Wild ,FalloutBoy! How'd that balloon lady do that?
 
2003-08-13 03:48:34 PM  
They say it's painless, but mosquito bites can certainly be felt and are not too comfortable.


/sissy la-la..
 
2003-08-13 03:48:39 PM  
Best way to feel no pain when you are getting a needle...easy

just look at the needle and faint.

/works for me every time.
 
2003-08-13 03:49:13 PM  
Jeebus people its not like getting a shot hurts all that bad to begin with! This is just more wussification of the world, do you think John Wayne whined when he got the IV for his chemo?
 
2003-08-13 03:49:37 PM  
I actually have a phobia of getting injections so this might be a good thing. Although I'd rather see some sort of biogenetically engineered Mosquito that has the vaccine already in it's blood stream(Think malaria only in reverse) That would be a bit niftier...
 
2003-08-13 03:51:10 PM  
Hey, Ive been told about the cartoons they make. So when this guy Japaneese Sonjapan says they are good at making things out of nature, the next logical step is a multi-tentacle needle wich rapes blue haired girls with huge heroin-addicted puppy eyes... Now thats something I expect when I go to the hospital!!!

/sarcasm
 
2003-08-13 03:52:25 PM  
Sidi:

".....she managed to hit it after a little fishing."

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!!!
 
2003-08-13 03:57:36 PM  
Well now that they've taken ALL THE FUN out of it, I don't think I'll be going to dental school.
 
2003-08-13 03:58:02 PM  
akulaalfa -
wow I thought I was paranoid. but you are right now you wont be able to feel the needle inject you with aids and other assorted goodies at the gas pump.

/its true I saw it on the interweb thingy
 
2003-08-13 03:58:57 PM  
This is the best news I've heard since...well, ever. My pain threshold is so low that if I stub my toe hard enough I pass out. So, getting poked with a needle is none too pleasurable, as you can imagine.
 
2003-08-13 04:00:04 PM  
2003-08-13 10:58:55 AM jay_vee

As someone whose arm is covered in bruises from a half dozen attempts to get one of those intravenous tap thingies in various parts of my left arm last Tuesday, anything to make the experience less painful sounds like a good idea to me. Now if they could invent a nurse or a doctor who knows how to find a vein, I'd be even happier.


You're not the only one. I dread getting blood drawn, not because of the needles, but because of my God damned deep veins. I get bruises on my arm for a week.
 
2003-08-13 04:01:38 PM  
candypants

Calm down now, remember they still haven't invented a painless drill. I wish they would hurry up and invent it though my cavities are KILLING ME!
 
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