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From: Los Angeles Times

Grin and Bear It: A Smile or Grimace May Reduce Needle Injection Pain, UC Irvine Researcher Shows

UC Irvine has good news for the 50 million Americans who are afraid of needles.

In a recently published paper, UC Irvine researchers found that simply smiling or grimacing can significantly reduce pain from needle injections.

The researchers also found that a smile can reduce the stress of a needle injection and lower an individual’s heart rate.

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