Study shows how a hug can help a loved one

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A new study from Carnegie Mellon University finds giving a hug may help a loved one more than you realize.

The study says people who received a hug while experiencing conflict-related distress reported fewer negative feelings and more positive ones.

The drop in negative feelings continued the next day.

The lead researcher said consensual hugs proved effective.  Future studies will address when, how and for whom.

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