Move Over Aspirin, Love Can Relieve Pain

Lennon and McCartney might have been on to something when they wrote 'All You Need is Love' back in 1967. A new study suggests that love can relieve pain.

The New York Times reports on this study, conducted at Stanford University, in which 15 students (all of whom said they were deeply in love) were placed in brain scanners that tracked their response to pain:

A reduction of 40% in moderate pain just by looking at a "picture of a loved one" -- wow! I wonder what the reduction would be when you're in actual contact with a loved one. Pretty amazing stuff.

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