Study: Holding Hands May Reduce Women’s Pain

Women feeling some sort of physical pain may not need medicine after all — she may just need to hold her lover's hand or simply look at a picture of him, London's Daily Mail reported.

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that women who had given mild burns felt less pain when looking at their lover's photograph, compared to looking at the picture of a stranger.

The women also seemed to feel better if they were holding their lover's hand.

The study, which is published in the journal Psychological Science, "underscores the importance of social relationships and staying socially connected," according to reseasrchers.

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