Tag: "humorous" at medical news
Getting Old No Laughing Matter: US Study
...he expected punch line, the other three included a humorous
answer that bore no relation to the start of the joke, a totally straight response and a complete non sequitur. According to Wingyun Mak, the graduate student behind the study, the older group was noticeably less likely to spot the punch line. "The...
Researcher Studies Benefits of Reminiscing About Laughter
...tionship.” Sharing laughter and recalling shared humorous
experiences may also help couples weather tough times, Bazzini said. “Seemingly insignificant events that make you feel good, or make your relationship feel good for a moment, establishes almost a buffer for the relationship, so that a negative eve...
More Men Prompted for Syphilis Tests
...ting campaign called "Healthy Penis," //which used humorous
cartoon strips to encourage gay and bisexual men in San Francisco to get checked for syphilis, was associated with an increase in syphilis tests. The cartoons placed in a gay newspaper, and poster-sized reproductions were posted on the streets, on ...
Heart Is Better Off For Watching Comedy Films
...dults to watch 15 to 30 minute segments of sad and humorous
films, a minimum of 48 hours apart. // Participants were asked to abstain from drinking alcohol, using vitamins or herbs, or taking aerobic exercise the evening before the experiment, as all these can affect blood flow. In all, 160 measurements of...