To avoid pain during an injection, look away

Monday, May 14, 2012 - 11:30 in Psychology & Sociology

Health professionals commonly say, "Don't look and it won't hurt" before administering an injection, but is there any scientific basis for the advice? A group of German investigators has found that, in fact, your past experience with needle pricks, along with information you receive before an injection, shape your pain experience.

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