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Something You Can Catch (But it's NOT a Cold!)

We know that yawning is "catching," but can you catch an itch? The answer is yes. We don't mean a disease, like measles or chicken pox, that MAKES you itch--we're talking about how just SEEING someone else scratch makes us want to do it too. And here's something that will...
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Why Do We Scratch That Itch?

Most of the time, it doesn't seem to help - Why does scratching help when we itch? It's one of those things that most of us never think about?but scientists do?especially if they're trying to find a cure for excessive itching. For many types of itches, it is not clear that the sensation serves any clear purpose


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