christine~ (eppylover) wrote,

Owie? Go ahead and cry!

Trivia: According to researchers at Russia's Academy of Medical Sciences, shedding tears actually speeds up the healing process.

Rats (with skin wounds) that were given eye irritants to induce crying healed more quickly and formed scar tissue up to twelve days sooner than those in a control group.

Rats which had had their tear glands removed actually had their wounds reopen.

(Healing chemicals are thought to be secreted through tear glands and carried through the bloodstream.)

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