December 19th, 2014
09:25 AM ET

Give Hugs, Avoid Colds?

Flu season should be about avoiding physical contact with other humans to stop the spreading of germs, right? Wrong! A new study by Carnegie Mellon University shows that giving hugs can keep you healthy.

"If you have folks around you who can actually be there to give you hugs, that means you have a good social support system around you," Dr. Seema Yasmin explains. And that helps people get well and stay well.

Watch the video for more.

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