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What the ____! Swearing Reduces Pain

Posted on 05/12/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthYou smash your finger with a hammer, stub your toe, accidentally touch a hot pan — it hurts like hell and you often curse in reaction. But did you know that those curse words can actually help reduce the pain you’re feeling? British researchers found that saying a swear word helped subjects in a 2009 study better tolerate pain. The study, published in the journal NeuroReport , found that subjects who let loose with some well-chosen curse words felt less …