Words That Hurt

Insults can harm your health

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(HealthDayNews) -- "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." That old saying has finally proved untrue. According to the Journal of Women's Health and Gender Based Medicine, words can be very painful.

The department of anthropology at the University of Connecticut studied the emotional state of a group of working women of different cultural backgrounds. The study found that those women who were routinely subject to insults and demeaning remarks were 85 times more likely to be clinically depressed than those who were spoken to favorably and with encouragement.

So say something nice today. That's all it takes to make a difference.

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