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Marine Turned Comedian Says TBI is No Laughing Matter

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Funny man Dave Rosner is used to playing center stage, but there's one issue close to his heart that is not a joke. Now, Rosner is committed to taking his message to the Internet to help find a cure for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). While 1.5 million...

People are more suggestible under laughing gas

The pain-relieving effects of nitrous oxide laughing gas may be enhanced by suggestion or hypnosis, according to a new study by UCL (University College London). The study's findings that people are more suggestible under the gas mean that dental patients may benefit from being coached to relax...

Getting Old No Laughing Matter: US Study

The old jokes may be the best, but according to a psychological study conducted in the United States, our ability to even spot a one liner deteriorates as we age. Researchers at Washington University in St Louis asked one group of people aged from 65 to their late 80s and another in their ...

Club and Bar Owners may Sell Laughing Gas at Their Own Risk

Reports that nitrous oxide is being sold to party goers at night clubs has prompted authorities to issue a warning to organizers and nightclub// owners to refrain from such acts, lest they risk facing serious charges or even prosecution. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency...

Humorous Socks of Medics-no Laughing Matter

Novelty socks on doctors, nurses and health visitors in Lancashire is soon to be banned as part of a uniform policy that would also stop staff from having tight clothes//, unusual hairstyles or excessive tattoos. According to the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust it wanted a "corporate ima...

Egg Throwing – Not a Laughing Matter anymor

A recent British study has revealed that throwing raw eggs at people either in protest or as part of Halloween fun may result in serious eye injury.// The study has been published in the Emergency Medicine Journal which revealed that grave eye injuries could result from lobbing raw eggs at peo...

Novasys Medical Receives $18.95 Million in Second Tranche of Series D Financing

...derserved market." Female Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) SUI is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with coughing, sneezing, laughing and recreational activities. It is caused by a variety of factors---most commonly childbirth---and often restricts the social, professional, and perso...

Narconon Graduate Successfully Recovers From Prescription Drug Abuse

...gh the sauna detoxification program at Narconon I didn't think about doing drugs anymore," he says. "I started to be happy. I even noticed that I was laughing more." Today Darwish has been stably off drugs for several years and is happily married. He explains that the Narconon program gave him the abili...

Apes Love a Good Laugh, Too

...aal, a professor of primate behavior at Emory University, in Atlanta. "Some critics have argued that such terminology is anthropomorphic or that human laughing is a unique display in the animal world. But, in fact, there is a homology not just based on the facial expression, which we have suspected since Darw...

Easing the Pain of Father's Day Without Dad, Highmark Caring Place Helps Children Cope With the Death of a Parent

...race your memories. Memories are one of the best legacies that exist after someone dies. Allowing time for family members to share their memories, and laughing and crying together, helps keep the person who died a part of these special days. "We encourage families to talk about the upcoming ...
Laughing in Medical Technology

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Presents IEED Prevalence and Updated Zenvia Long-Term Safety Data at AAN Annual Meeting

... crying or laughing. In addition, the data indicate that up to 7 million neurologic patients suffer some degree of impairment caused by uncontrollable laughing or crying. Fifty nine percent of patients with IEED symptoms had discussed their symptoms with their physician and less than half received any diagnos...
Laughing in Medical Dictionary

Seasickness

... the condition and its triggers, prevention, and remedies, with reference to medical papers. Motion Sickness a.k.a. sea sickness is certainly no laughing matter, ... If you have suffered from sea sickness , there is help and some might even ... Read about motion sickness (car sickness, sea sickn...
Laughing in Biological News

Nitrous oxide: definitely no laughing matter

Farmers, food suppliers, policy-makers, business leaders and environmentalists are joining forces to confront the threat of the forgotten greenhouse gas by taking part in an influential new forum at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Launched on February 22, the Nitrous Oxide Focus Group wil...

Our 'caveman logic' embraces ESP over evolution

... These are examples of what evolutionary psychologist Hank Davis calls "Caveman Logic." Although some examples are funny, the condition itself is no laughing matter. In CAVEMAN LOGIC: THE PERSISTENCE OF PRIMITIVE THINKING IN A MODERN WORLD (Prometheus Books, $19.98), Davis encourages us to transcend the men...

New formula for combating the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide

...s the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), which has been the subject of much public debate, the less well known nitrous oxide (N 2 O, also known as laughing gas) also plays a key role in climate change. As with CO 2 , a steep rise in atmospheric concentrations of nitrous oxide has been registered since the...

Heaps of climate gas

... restrained. Grass lands that are not used intensively for agriculture generally act as sink for the greenhouse gases, methane, carbon dioxide and laughing gas. However, this situation can change if intensive management of the pastures with cattle occurs. Indeed, it is known also that well-aired soils hav...

Angelman syndrome deficits rescued in mice

... Children with Angelman syndrome are often seen laughing and smiling, but this cheerful demeanor masks serious neurological problems ?mental retardation, movement problems and seizures. ew research in m...

Biodiesel won't drive down global warming

...e emissions produced by rapeseed derived biodiesel (RME) occur during farming of the crop, when cropland emits nitrous oxide (N2O), otherwise known as laughing gas, that is 200-300x as potent a greenhouse gas as CO2. The results of this analysis should have big implications for policymakers. The 2003 EU ...

The first laugh: New study posits evolutionary origins of two distinct types of laughter

... and utilize it for their own ends, including smoothing conversational interaction, appeasing others, inducing favorable stances in them, or downright laughing at people that are not liked," write Gervais and Wilson. ...

NASA study finds snow melt causes large ocean plant blooms

...called nitrate, into forms of nitrogen that most plants cannot use. One form of nitrogen that plants cannot consume is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. In the atmosphere, nitrous oxide is 310 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Thus, as very large phytoplankton blooms deple...
Laughing in Biological Technology

Six signs you may be taking yourself too seriously at work

...he poor guy was talking so loudly we couldn't help it. We were torn between laughing uproariously at the stream of pompous drivel and actually throttling the du...urse so you do it again and again without ever suspecting that everyone is laughing at you for your ridiculous attempt to lift your internal stock price by the...

Electronic health records can save lives and improve medical care

...ught in school except handwriting. Unfortunately, the failure of the medical system to accurately register and quickly transmit patient records is no laughing matter. In fact, Thompson said, it is costing lives. The most amazing thing about 21st century medicine is that its held together by 19th century p...

A final word on branding

...d websites. The market is simply glutted. Western branding agencies are losing their grip by not producing world-class standards and are becoming a laughing stock by adopting, in a panic, monkey-see-monkey-do campaigns. In reality, you definitely need proper branding today; the type is not the issue. Ho...

Was the Telecom Act of 1996 a boon or bomb for U.S.?

...pocketed. The phone companies collected more than $200 billion in higher phone rates and tax perks (or about $2,000 per household). 2. The world is laughing at the U.S. Korea and Japan have 100 Mbps services as a standard. America could have been No. 1 had the phone companies actually delivered. Instead, w...

How to relate to likes of Ballmer, Jobs, and Ellison

..., a native New Yorker. "Immigrants provided the original venture capital," he said, "only it was human capital. One hundred years from now, we will be laughing at how we viewed Mexicans in the current debate, just as we now laugh at how we viewed the Irish and the Italians." Look for the rough diamonds ...
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