Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Flesh-eating maggots dig into woman's arm > Health-in-Motion 02 February 2016 Why touch matters Why Touch Matters. In today’s world of technology and social media, often our connections are made through a screen rather than in person. Touch is a language we instinctively know how to use. It is the first sense we develop and use to interpret incoming data. Touch increases the speed of communication—a touch soothes faster than words can form. Even fleeting contact with a stranger can have a measurable effect on both fostering and enhancing cooperation. Touch fosters a connection that sometimes leads to greater rewards. Source: lifehack.org 0 More: Daily Dose: Flesh-eating maggots dig into woman's armHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical How to deal with hot flushes Lifestyle This type of anaesthetic could cause a painful permanent erection Medical Heavier women may need mammograms more often Partner Content Bringing life-changing tech to SA healthcare countrywide News QUIZ: Identify the distorted faces of these 15 famous doctors Medical 'Toying with Mother Nature': Doctors attempt to permanently change DNA From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.