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The Nuance

Science Confirms That the Vagus Nerve Is Key to Well-being

The mysterious nerve network that quiets pain and stress — and may defeat disease

TTake a deep breath. Hug a friend. Reach for the ceiling and stretch your limbs. Each of these simple acts bestows a sense of calm and comfort. And each works its soothing magic in part by…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.