Being a Good Samaritan and doing nice deeds can help reduce physical pain, new ...

Being a Good Samaritan and doing nice things for others can help reduce physical pain, new research suggests Scientists at Peking University put 287 participants through different scenarios In one scenario, researchers recruited cancer patients living with chronic pain Experts found the suffering levels dropped for those patients who helped others 

By Sami Quadri For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:59 GMT, 2 January 2020 | Updated: 01:59 GMT, 2 January 2020

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Doing good deeds can help reduce pain, researchers have found.

Experts found that cancer sufferers who carried out altruistic acts were less susceptible to chronic pain.

Scientists at Peking University in Beijing put 287 participants through different scenarios.

Experts at Peking University found that cancer sufferers who carried out altruistic acts were less susceptible to chronic pain (stock)

Experts at Peking University found that cancer sufferers who carried out altruistic acts were less susceptible to chronic pain (stock)

In one, researchers recruited cancer patients living with chronic pain and asked them to cook and clean for themselves or for the benefit of others at their treatment centre.

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