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Study: Hugs can help you stay healthy

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Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University found that hugs can help protect against infections.

400 healthy adults were studied, during which researchers found out the number of hugs they received over the course of 2 weeks; following that, the group was exposed to the common cold virus.

After that, they were quarantined and monitored for illness, and the research found that those who got more hugs were less likely to get sick. And of the frequently hugged, those who did get sick, weren't as sick as those with fewer hugs.

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