Scientists say 'humans may have evolved to spot signs of an infection'
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'humans may have evolved to spot signs of an infection'
"It may be possible to spot if your relative, friend or colleague is ill just by looking at them, research suggests. Scientists injected volunteers with either E.coli or a placebo before asking others how sick they looked two hours later. The infected patients were judged to look 'significantly worse', with people noticing their drooping eyelids and mouths. They also showed more negative facial expressions, which may be brought on by inflammation as the immune system fights off the infection."
I've known people that could spot serious disease in others; it makes me wonder what other possible hidden abilities people have. Then again, as many millennials have been trained to think of all things not 'officially approved', confirmation bias can also be at play here in some cases.
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