What Your Hug Says About You

For a gesture so natural and so universal, there is surprisingly little research into the science of the hug. Most of what exists reveals the immunity-boosting health benefits of embracing and affectionate touch. (...

written by
Lila Sahija
Jan 29, 2018
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AuthorLila Sahija

Lila reports on health and science news for The Swaddle. She has loved biology ever since she dissected her first frog in eighth grade, and now has a keen interest in examining human behavior. She also loves animals and takes at least one adventure a year through rural India. Oh, and she bakes a mean German coffee cake.