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Smile When You Get That COVID Vaccine, It’ll Hurt Less

HealthDay News, Dec. 4, 2020

December 4, 2020

Smile When You Get That COVID Vaccine, It’ll Hurt Less

Could a genuine smile be the key to getting a less-painful vaccination? Researchers from University of California, Irvine, say yes. “When facing distress or pleasure, humans make remarkably similar facial expressions that involve activation of the eye muscles, lifting of the cheeks and baring of the teeth,” said researcher Sarah Pressman, a professor of psychological science.