Less Med’s More Friends
New Research suggests that having more friends is better than morphine. Scientists at Oxford University found people with large groups of friends have a higher tolerance for pain. Experts looked at 'endorphins', they are the bodys natural pain killers.
Previous studies have suggested that endorphins promote social bonding in both humans and animals. Apparently the theory is that social interactions trigger positive emotions.
Researchers looked at 100 adults between the ages of 18 and 34 who were questioned on several aspects of their lives, and the ones with the most friends had a greater tolerance for pain.
Yay for Friends!