Navigation Links
Just the expectation of a mirthful laughter experience boosts endorphins 27 percent, HGH 87 percent

"Mirthful laughter diminishes the secretion of cortisol and epinephrine, while enhancing immune reactivity. In addition, mirthful laughter boosts secretion of growth hormone, an enhancer of these same key immune responses. The physiological effects of a single one-hour session viewing a humorous video has appeared to last up to 12 to 24 hours in some individuals," Berk noted, " while other studies of daily 30-minute exposure produces profound and long-lasting changes in these measures.

Next steps to seek physiological linkage mechanisms

In addition, Berk noted: "An area we will pursue is the modulation and change in Th1 and Th2 cytokine and inflammatory immune responses to the anticipation and experience of the positive mood state changes associated with mirthful laughter."

Future research in this area with more subjects "needs to elaborate these findings in psychoneuroimmunology understanding and the mechanism linkage modulation between anticipatory positive behaviors and neuroendocrine and immune responses," Berk said. "It may sound corny but we in the health care medical sciences need to 'get serious about happiness' and the lifestyle that produces it, relative to mind, body and spirit and its biotranslation," he added.

"Why do you think Reader's Digest has claimed that 'Laughter is the Best Medicine' for so many years?" Berk concludes.


'"/>

Source:American Physiological Society


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Great (taste) expectations: Study shows brain anticipates taste, shifts gears
2. Grape expectations for healthier wine
3. The first laugh: New study posits evolutionary origins of two distinct types of laughter
4. Leading lampreys to slaughter: Pheromone for scourge of Great Lakes identified
5. Widespread elephant slaughter discovered in Chad
6. Renewed dolphin slaughter prompts new campaign
7. Penguin chicks exposed to human visitors experience spike in stress hormone
8. Virtual animal shelters ?How the Internet is transforming the experience of pet adoptions
9. Past experience of pheromones induces dominant courtship behavior in fruit flies
10. When mice choose mates, experience counts
11. Brain differences could explain why males and females experience pain relief differently
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading ... study that pinpoints fine-scale differences in genetic ancestry of ... . Since immigrants first arrived more than ... has served as a meeting place for ... history and the ongoing mixing of peoples with African, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014  HITLAB SM ... Practices (GCP) audit to confirm its adherence to ... This accomplishment enables HITLAB to conduct regulated smart ... highest principles for patient safety and research quality. ... healthcare access, quality, and delivery with innovative technology," ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019" report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Facial recognition is a ... recognition system measures the overall facial feature of ... and the distance between eyes. Facial recognition is ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):23andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3
... HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole ... and Drug Administration (FDA) to start human clinical trials. ... at The University of Western Ontario, with the support ... having already proven to stimulate strong immune responses in ...
... images of the interior of a single living cell, ... cargo without injuring or damaging the cell, has been ... (DOE),s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). This highly ... be applied to biosensing and single-cell electrophysiology. A ...
... Forest thinning to help prevent or reduce severe wildfire ... saved by successful fire prevention, a new study concludes. ... as restoration of forest structure or health, wildlife enhancement or ... of them, scientists say. In research just published in ...
Cached Biology News:HIV/AIDS vaccine developed at Western proceeding to human clinical trials 2A single cell endoscope 2A single cell endoscope 3Forest health versus global warming: Fuel reduction likely to increase carbon emissions 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... Gene synthesis and bioengineering company ... into a technology access and services agreement with ... proprietary protein engineering technology, known as “ProteinGPS®” to ... extremely excited that the global leader ADM has ... bioengineering technology has now been validated through many ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Md. , Dec. 17, 2014 CASI ... company dedicated to the acquisition, development and commercialization of ... for the global market with a primary commercial focus ... it has been granted a Type C meeting with ... the meeting will be held in February 2015.  During ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Israel , Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies for ... Therapeutics Ltd. was awarded a grant of approximately $1.1 ... the Chief Scientist (OCS).  This is the eighth year ... from the Office of the Chief Scientist, which is ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... COPENHAGEN, Denmark , Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... its innovative TransCon technology to address significant unmet ... from its ongoing Phase 2 pediatric study to ... growth hormone deficiency, or GHD.  This interim analysis ... the anticipated total enrollment in the study, completing ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ADM and DNA2.0 Enter Into Protein Engineering Technology Access and Service Agreement 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 3CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 4CASI Pharmaceuticals Granted Type C Meeting With U.S. FDA For ENMD-2076 In Fibrolamellar Carcinoma 5BrainStorm Receives $1,100,000 for its 8th Annual Non-Dilutive Grant from Israel's Chief Scientist Office 2BrainStorm Receives $1,100,000 for its 8th Annual Non-Dilutive Grant from Israel's Chief Scientist Office 3Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Six-Month Interim Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 2Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Six-Month Interim Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 3Ascendis Pharma A/S Announces Positive Six-Month Interim Results from a Phase 2 Pediatric Study of Once-Weekly TransCon Growth Hormone for the Treatment of Growth Hormone Deficiency 4
... ON Scientists at the University of Toronto, Stanford and ... and function of candidate prescription drugs on human cells, including ... larger scale than ever before. The researchers say their ... of a variety of diseases and biologic actions, and will ...
... -- Researchers in the Materials Science and Technology ... demonstrated electrical injection, detection and precession of spin ... device technology, at temperatures up to 225 degrees ... spin accumulation in Si is viable as a ...
... 2011 Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. ... development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic ... that it has suspended operations and terminated its staff ... (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080218/ALSLOGO ) "We ...
Cached Biology Technology:University of Toronto chemistry technology promises more effective prescription drug therapies 2NRL scientists achieve high temperature milestone in silicon spintronics 2NRL scientists achieve high temperature milestone in silicon spintronics 3Advanced Life Sciences Suspends Operations 2
CCNI Antibody...
Rabbit polyclonal to IL23 P19 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic 16 amino acid peptide from near the amino terminus of human IL23 P19 Entrez Gene ID: 51561 Swiss...
3M Imidazole Solution 125 ml...
Rabbit polyclonal to NCoR2, prediluted ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 9612 SwissProtID: Q9Y618...
Biology Products: