Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 26 September 2017 "Interpersonal Synchronisation” People who love each other can have a real and beneficial physical and health impact on one another simply by touching. Research conducted on 22 couples indicates that when an empathetic partner holds their lover's hand, any pain experienced by the partner diminishes while the couple’s breathing and heart rates become synchronised. Describing this so-called "interpersonal synchronisation” effect, lead author of the study, Pavel Goldstein, says that "the more empathic the partner and the stronger the analgesic effect, the higher the synchronisation between the two when they are touching". 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Is tying the knot tied to a longer life span? 2019-10-18 16:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Paediatric group issues updated ADHD guidelines Medical WATCH: Twig removed from young boy's ear by 'The Wax Whisperer' Medical 'I felt a pea-sized lump next to my right nipple – but I ignored it' Mental health Depressed moms = more anxious, troubled kids? Medical Mercury in creams, faeces in cosmetics: Beware bargain beauty products Diet and nutrition Would evocative labels like 'twisted citrus glazed carrots' get you to eat healthy foods more often? Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.