Love A Potent Painkiller, Stanford Researchers Say

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STANFORD (AP) — Sometimes love does feel like it should.

Falling in love can act as a potent painkiller, and now scientists have figured out why: It stimulates the brain’s reward pathway, much like the rush of an addictive drug.

The next question is whether better understanding of the love-pain relationship might somehow help scientists tackle chronic pain. Falling head over heels isn’t exactly something a doctor can prescribe.

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