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Breast Cancer Patients May Find Comfort From Laughter With Friends
2013-05-09 12:44:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from health insurance provider Kaiser Permanente has found that laughter, when shared with friends, really is the best medicine. According to the firm's research, breast cancer patients who have “positive social interactions” amongst friends are better equipped to endure the pain and other physical symptoms associated with the disease. Women with the largest social networks and the highest amount of...

2006-04-10 12:20:00

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK -- Women who have few close friends or family members at the time of a breast cancer diagnosis are more likely to die from breast cancer than those who are more socially integrated, according to study findings. "Social connections matter for BC (breast cancer) survival," study author Dr. Candyce H. Kroenke, of the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco, told Reuters Health. "Among women with breast cancer, social isolation may serve to limit...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.