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2006-01-18 08:11:13

It's official: A good laugh is literally heartwarming. That's according to a study that found that watching comedy films boosts cardiac blood flow.

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2006-01-18 08:05:00

Having a coffee fix just before a workout may not be the best idea, a new study suggests. Researchers in Switzerland found that the amount of caffeine in just two cups of coffee limits the body's ability to increase blood flow to the heart during exercise.

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2005-03-08 08:04:32

A good belly laugh may have repercussions all the way up to the heart. For the first time, researchers have found that laughter causes the endothelium, the inner lining of blood vessels, to dilate. This increases blood flow which, of course, is good for overall cardiovascular health.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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