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Monroe Hospital: Laughter is Best Medicine for Unwelcome Publicity

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- An error in the most recent edition of the local AT&T phone book and the Yellow Book directed Monroe Hospital callers to an entirely different kind of service -- an adult entertainment hotline. And callers who expected to schedule their next appoi...

Healthy Humor & Laughter are in the Cards at the 22nd Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor Conference

"Healthy Humor: Hitting the Wellness Jackpot!" April 2-5, 2009, The Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy humor is serious business, often medically necessary, and a time-honored teaching tool. This application of positiv...

Global Belly Laugh Day, January 24, Celebrate the Great Gift of Laughter

Global Belly Laugh Day, January 24, celebrate the great gift of laughter. On Belly Laugh Day, January 24 at 1:24 p.m. (local time) smile, throw your arms in the air and laugh out loud. Join the Belly Laugh Bounce 'Round the World. www.bellylaughday.com On Global Belly Laugh Day we celebrate th...

A Fit of Laughter Silenced by an Unusual Surgery

Anastasia Lagala's was quite a spectacle when she had epileptic seizures, almost 30 a day. What made her stand apart was - during her fit , her face had a scowl and a guttural sinister laughter would emanate from her throat, as she convulsed. This had led her to be named as "The Joker face,...

A ‘Fit’ of Laughter Silenced by an Unusual Surgey

Anastasia Lagala's was quite a spectacle when she had epileptic seizures, almost 30 a day. What made her stand apart was - during her fit//, her face had a scowl and a guttural sinister laughter would emanate from her throat, as she convulsed. This had led her to be named as "The Joker face,"...

Taiwanese Had A Hearty Laugh On World Laughter Day

Some 20 members of the Taiwan Laughter Club gathered in a central Taipei square Sunday to share a hearty laugh to celebrate the World Laughter Day//. Led by founder Chen Dar-cheng, the club members and their children chanted 'Ho-Ho-Ho, Ha-Ha-Ha' several times before breaking into belly laughs ...

Genuine Laughter Is The Best Medicine!

London: What has been known to us all is now proven by research. Apparently genuine laughter is the best medicine according to a report published in current Quarterly Review of Biology//. The study, which explains how laughter has evolved over the past seven million years, found that there a...

Benevolence Linked To Laughter

A new study claims that laughter brings out the humanitarian facet and the obliging nature from people besides being an excellent therapeutic aid//. This research was conducted by Mark van Vugt and his team from the University of Kent. People who were involved in this study were made to watch ...

Researcher Studies Benefits of Reminiscing About Laughter

Couples who laugh together and intentionally reminisce about that shared experience are likely more satisfied with their relationship// than couples who don’t have that reservoir of experience to draw on, according to research by an Appalachian State University psychology professor. The stud...

Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic Views Representative Henry Waxman's Denial of Restless Leg Syndrome as a Sign of General Lack of Awareness of the Sleep Disorder

...nt. This caller, named Scott, said, "Rep. Waxman, as someone who does have Restless Leg Syndrome I can tell you that it does exist." After laughter from Waxman, the caller continued, "It's a terrible thing. I had achieved that (RLS) through a back injury." For those who struggle dai...

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Announce 2009 Celebrating UC Success Contest Winners

... for UC patients are to be honest with yourself and others that you trust about your condition, even though it might be difficult. Jenny believes that laughter is the best medicine -- it breaks the ice and brings a sense of warmth to ease anxiety. She also encourages UC patients to treat themselves to stress ...

Apes Love a Good Laugh, Too

...ce at Georgia State University, in Atlanta. The laughter "seemed like an expression of joy," said Davila Ro...ng more than 800 acoustic recordings, compared the laughter sounds of all four great ape species -- chimpanzee...en ape and human laughter, the results showed that laughter is not a uniquely human trait, the scientists said...

The Beryl Companies Reinvents Call Center, Shatters Old Paradigm

...ter paradigm by creating an environment that puts employees first and consistently asks "why not?" From high ceilings to brightly colored walls to the laughter routinely heard among employees, Beryl has essentially reinvented the call center experience and, with it, the way people think about their industry. ...

Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

... Setting aside time each day for some good, hearty laughter could help diabetics improve their cholesterol lev...iabetes, average age 50, to a control group or the laughter group. All had high blood pressure and high cho...e medicines and cholesterol-lowering drugs. The laughter group was instructed to view "self-selected" humor...

Unique Group of 90-Year-Olds Share Top Ten Longevity Tips

...Don't smoke at all and don't drink too much. Remain spiritual. Believe in something. Laugh every day. Happiness breeds contentment and laughter remains one of the best medicines. Keep "spice" in your life. Either in your food, your reading or your love life. Founded i...

The 2008 Youth Conference on the Game: A Weekend to Learn, Play and Honor

... GLENDALE, Colo., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Standing in the gymnasium of the Glendale Event Center early Sunday morning, a chorus of laughter reverberated off the walls as the squeaks of hurried athletic shoes echoed throughout the room. Without looking, the casual passerby would hav...

PADRES Contra El Cancer to Host its 10th Annual Posada Holiday Celebration for Children with Cancer

...he recognizable face behind children's issues both in the United States and abroad. "Every year I look forward to Posada to see the smiles and laughter of the children. Their joy is the gift that I look forward to every Christmas. This year as we celebrate together, the children and I will share a sp...

Joyful Music in Tune With Heart Health

...just an acute [short-term] study, it suggests that laughter and listening to relaxing music may provide cardio...formance. And Miller's group previously found that laughter improved vascular health. For the new study, 10... Blood flow also increased 19 percent during the laughter (video clip) phase and 11 percent during relaxatio...

Courage Cards Announces 2008 Fine Art Holiday Greeting Card Collection

...r a greeting card, Enright tries to cause the viewer to pause and look for a moment longer and to see some beauty. "I like to communicate joy, fun and laughter or at least to provoke a smile." Andrew Evansen of Vermillion, Minn. -- Night Lights, Minneapolis, an original watercolor. Evansen began painting ...

North Carolina's Center For Advanced Medicine & Clinical Research Celebrates Opening of New LKN Medical Spa and Rejuvenation Center

...n advanced medicine and healing sciences. The day's festivities incorporate the theme, "Build a Successful Life with health education, wellness, love, laughter and gratitude -- and the intentioned practice and mastery of each." According to Dr. Buttar, once you have these essentials, "chronic disease becomes ...

KXBEVENTS Presents 'Laugh San Diego 2008' Stand-Up Comedy Show to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

...them on TV and at your favorite comedy club. Now Hollywood and San Diego comedians are getting together to make people laugh for a good cause, turning laughter into hope. The event features Vargus Mason (Comedy Central, HBO Comedy), America's Funniest Mom Vicki Barbolak (E! Television, Nick at Nite), Kyle Smi...

Reese Witherspoon Helps Celebrate Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. - Weekend-Long Event Raises $8.1 Million

...three shared their moving stories of triumph over breast cancer and provided inspiration to the thousands of people present. Gerie drew both tears and laughter when she noted that she had cheered herself up the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer by watching Reese in Legally Blonde. "We are delighted w...

HealthMEDX Hosts Annual User Group Conference

...using their CareMEDX product. Key note speaker for the event and nationally recognized comedian, Yakov Smirnoff, shared his insight on the business of laughter and communication. Smirnoff operates his own entertainment theatre in Branson and has both film and television credits including being a command perfo...

Humor plays an important role in healthcare even when patients are terminally ill

... in the other direction instead of bawling on somebodys shoulder. To connect with other healthcare professionals and provide mutual support. Shared laughter energised and nurtured a sense of community. If you have those fun moments and that connectedness even the worst hell can happen said one healthcare p...

Heard the One About How to Beat Tension?

... Research shows anticipation of laughter helps reduce body's release of stress hormones MONDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Anticipating a good laugh reduces the release of stress...

Deerfield Spa, Voted Among 'Best Affordable Spas,' Opens 2008 Season With Discounts, Savings, Gifts, Specials

...Joan Wolff, owner. "Sure, we have all the weight loss and fitness programs, the pampering, and healthy spa cuisine, but we're first and foremost about laughter and friendship and just being yourself, because these are the things that really make people happy and healthy." For information, call (800) 852-449...

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 15

...o many antacids it's time to pause, stand back and reflect that there is humor in much of life. March will see several events celebrating the value of laughter and those who make us laugh. It's International Mirth Month and also Humorists are Artists Month. Experts have known for some time that there is truth...

Prime Your Immune System During the Peak of Cold Season and Beyond

... include exercise, yoga, meditation or other deep breathing exercises. -- laughter is the best medicine: Laughing releases endorphins, a feel-good chemical that many believe boosts immunity. laughter also reduces stress hormones, which are known to negatively affect the ...

Good Clinical Practice Journal Awards: Winners Announced

...t in the public health calendar", he told the 200+ audience. The host for the evening, Dr Phil Hammond, a GP, writer, broadcaster and comedian, mixed laughter - "the best form of medicine according to the ho ho ho holistic humour institute!" with more serious issues. He bemoaned the poor headlines in the pre...

When CIAs Poisoned Capsule for Castro Stuck to the Freezer!

...the United Nations in 1960. When that failed, the CIA planned to slip him a box of cigars tainted with LSD so that he would burst into fits of laughter during a television interview, said Escalante, author of a book that documents 167 plots against Castro. But it was the CIA's plans to poison ...

'Metro' - a Witty Look at Insensitivities of City Life

...formances. Every actor is nearly flawless in the chaos of corroded commitments in the city. Always witty, "Metro" moves through a laconic labyrinth of laughter and some stifled sobs. Sanjeev Dutta's dialogues are very indicative of the characters' inner world. They slice right into the characters' hea...

Busting the Exam Blues

...f of fresh air ? Do not stack all the entertainments for post-exam days. Watch a rib- tickling movie or a comic show and enjoy the goodness of laughter ? Listen to some soothing music to calm your nerves ? Engage in a conversation with a friend ? Adopt a relaxation technique like deep ...

Cataplexy During Status Cataplecticus Resembles REM Sleep

... Cataplexy is a sudden temporary loss of muscle tone in the body, which occurs during times of intense emotional states like laughter or anger. Cataplexy is one of the symptoms of// narcolepsy, which is a compulsive disorder to fall asleep. In narcolepsy there are compulsive sl...

Come Apart and Rest Awhile – It’s Christma!

...moved that he threw three bags of gold from the top of the chimney that slipped into the stocking of each of the daughters. The money brought back the laughter in their lives and happiness in their heart. Ever since, Santa Claus has become an inseparable part of Christmas. The custom of using a star to ...

Little Makoda-Poster Girl For Leukemia Awareness Campaign Losses Her Battle Of Life

...ave also kindly requested the community to continue their support to help find a cure for leukemia, and said that their daughters smile and infectious laughter will live forever in their hearts. The doctors have explained that the type of leukemia she had is very rare in children. Explaining that around...

Are pretty faces associated with positive trait?

...sify a word shown on the screen as good or bad. The researchers found that the participants took very little time in classifying the good ones such as laughter or happiness after viewing a pretty face. The researcher concluded by saying that pretty faces are good and makes us think of good thoughts. He ...

Heart Is Better Off For Watching Comedy Films

...xperiment, as all these can affect blood flow. In all, 160 measurements of brachial artery blood flow were taken before and one minute after phases of laughter or sadness. The brachial artery runs from the shoulder to the elbow, and is a good indicator of blood flow around the body. Brachial artery blo...

Are You Ill? Have A Hard Laugh!

.... A doctor herself, Takayanagi has prescribed laughter to her patients for years. She recalls a pati...'You need to laugh hard' scribbled on it. The laughter made him feel more upbeat and he began smiling mor...r said. Takayanagi first realized how healthy laughter is and how it could help fight serious illness whe...

Laughter – best medicine to good healt

...archers according to their new study,observed that laughter is best medicine to good health. laughter clubs first started in the country in Mumbai in 19...s made inroads into cities and towns in the State. laughter is believed to be the best medicine for many tensi...

New drug to multiple sclerosis symptoms

...een able to treat the problem symptomatically. One of the symptoms of this disease is called pseudobulbar affect is often characterized by episodes of laughter and crying in inappropriate situations. The outbursts are often spontaneous and the patients may have very little control over the expressions. T...
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