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A new study from Japan gives evidence that laughing can help reduce allergy problems. A scientist showed a funny video to 26 people who had a history of certain allergies and tested their symptoms before and after the experiment. On average, the symptoms were reduced – for as long as four hours – after the show.
You've probably heard that laughter is the best medicine, but have you ever wondered if laughter can cure an illness? That question may have elicited a chuckle from your doctor once, but today, your physician may advise you to up your daily dose of laughter to improve your health. Psychologists studying the science of happiness believe that practicing certain positive behaviors like laughter can bring the pleasure, engagement and meaning that comprise happiness [source: Jameson ]. How does laughter improve one's health? Laughter sets off a chain reaction throughout the body that promotes physical and psychological health. Regular and frequent guffawing can both prevent illness and help you get well.
Have you ever noticed the way someone's face - and entire being - seems to light up as they burst into laughter? The benefits of laughter can't be underestimated. Indeed, getting the last laugh may even improve your health!
Death from laughter refers to a rare instance of death, usually resulting from cardiac arrest or asphyxiation , caused by a fit of laughter . Instances of death by laughter have been recorded from Ancient Greece to the modern day.
Do As One invites you to experience the joy of laughter with everyone currently logged into the ULR. The map on this page shows you where everyone you are laughing with is located around the world in real time.
By Kent Sayre Author of Unstoppable Confidence
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on August 29, 2011 Laughter really is good medicine, according to a new study of the physiological effects of positive emotions.
WASHINGTON— So a scientist walks into a shopping mall to watch people laugh.