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Cuddling up may keep red-bellied lemurs healthy

Hugging spreads microbes, and microbes are (usually) good for you.
red-bellied lemurs

Red-bellied lemurs are quite the socialites. Their constant contact helps spread their microbes, which scientists think is good for their health.

Avery Lane, University of Helsinki

Most microbes are good at spreading themselves around. That’s how viruses like the can infect a classroom full of kids, or even an entire office staff. But not all

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