Category Archive for: ‘Laughter’

Cancer Patients Lessen Their Pain With Laughter

baltimoresun.comAssociated PressDecember 7, 2008 NEW YORK The off-color jokes flew around the room. As the anecdotes got bawdier, the laughter intensified. Some recited from memory; others read from notebooks they brought along. The setting for the hilarity was the Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center at Montefiore Hospital. The participants were cancer patients, some in advanced stages. They were taking part in the …

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Laughter: A Fresh Take On An Old Idea

10/3/2008 1:56:00 AMJuliet BumahPunch On the Web Due to the pressure associated with trying to meet daily challenges, some people go through a whole day without laughing. Contrary to commonly-held beliefs, most laughter is not about humour – it is about relationships between people. A growing body of research supports the theory that laughter has a therapeutic value. A good …

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