DITCH PAIN KILLERS
We always believed in the healing power of touch, and now science backs it up. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Haifa recently measured the brainwave activity of couples sitting together when the woman was subjected to mild heat pain on her arm. When her partner held her hand, their alpha mu band synchronicity (associated with focused attention) increased the most. Plus, the more empathy your partner feels for you when you’re suffering, the more your brainwaves sync and the greater the pain relief…
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BE KIND TO YOUR GUMS
Using a hard toothbrush can contribute towards gum recession, according to a study in the Journal of Peridontology. Guilty? Watch out, as you could risk exposing the roots of your teeth and increasing the chance of infection or even tooth loss. Enter the Foreo IssA 2 sonic toothbrush. The gentle silicone outer bristles gently massage your gums while the central, regular bristles focus exclusively on your teeth, helping to reduce plaque and cavities. With 11,000 pulsations a second, 16 different speeds, a charge life of one year and replacement heads lasting six months, we think it’s a winner. £149; foreo.com.