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2013-12-13 09:34:16

Food for thought: Laughter and MIRTH (methodical investigation of risibility, therapeutic and harmful): Narrative synthesis Laughter may not be the best medicine after all and can even be harmful to some patients, suggests the authors of a paper published in the Christmas edition of The BMJ. Researchers from Birmingham and Oxford, in the UK, reviewed the reported benefits and harms of laughter. They used data published between 1946 and 2013. They concluded that laughter is a serious...

2013-08-15 23:26:56

This is one of several projects that add light years to life by promoting the positive power of laughter and humor. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Psychologist Steve Wilson announced a grant from the Laughter Arts & Sciences Foundation, 501.c.3, (LASF) in support of the “1,000 Red Noses Project”. According to the Project Director, Debra Joy Hart, a nurse, educator, and laughter therapist, who took the project to Peru in 2011, the next stop will be Komatsu, Japan, October...

2013-06-27 23:29:55

There is evidence that a woman’s good sense of humor can benefit her career. When 200 executives were asked to name the qualities that kept women from succeeding, lack of a sense of humor was near the top of the list. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Humor-wise, author, humorist, and feminist, Dr. Gina Barreca, sees the world changing for women at work. "Humor from women," she says, "is not only increasingly acceptable both individually and in a professional setting:...

2013-05-20 23:25:31

Good news! Laughter is not only fun, but many studies have shown that it's also healthy. Everything goes better with humor and you definitely don´t have to be able to tell jokes. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Can you tell a joke well? Do people roll their eyes when you start to tell a joke? Would you like to be funnier as a speaker, teacher, presenter of any kind? Do you sometimes feel like your funny bone is missing? Can't think of a snappy comeback when someone hits you with a...

Baby Laughter Project: Interview With Dr. Caspar Addyman
2012-11-13 15:38:29

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While our brains seem programmed to find baby laughter to be one of the most pleasant sounds imaginable, scientists at Birbeck University of London believe there´s also a lot that those adorable little coos and giggles can teach us about the early development of the human brain. Led by Dr. Caspar Addyman of university´s world-renowned BabyLab, a team of researchers is preparing to embark on a study that they´ve...

2012-03-19 02:25:31

( ) CHICAGO, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- No joke. The three of them were planning the 25th Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) Conference, "Beat the Blues with Humor" being held April 19-22 at the Westin O'Hare, Chicago, IL. The AATH annual conference is a rare coming together of scholars who study humor and those who apply and promote healthy humor in a variety of settings. In April, compassionate hospital clowns will mingle with business owners...

2012-02-09 08:15:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses have long witnessed how a cheerful attitude makes a positive impact on a patient's health and healing. Most would agree laughter is the best medicine. This spring hundreds of nurses will test that theory on themselves during the 25th Annual Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) Conference April 19-22 at the Westin O'Hare. "It's time nurses took a dose of their own medicine," says conference co-chair Deb Hart, RN, who...

2012-01-26 08:15:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of humor professionals and enthusiasts from around the globe will share laughter and its life-enhancing effects during the Annual conference of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) to be held April 19-22, 2012 at the Westin O'Hare in Chicago, IL. In celebration of their 25th anniversary and National Humor Month, association members will distribute thousands of red noses and encourage laughter...

2011-12-28 13:33:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a New Year's resolution? Let TV Land help: Laugh More. TV Land, home to America's favorite sitcoms, has partnered with world-renowned Dr. Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH, a preventive care specialist and psychoneuroimmunologist, for a breakthrough study titled "The Power of Laughter" showing a direct correlation between laughter and the positive effects on the body and mind. In fact, watching sitcoms, a staple on TV Land,...

2011-09-30 07:00:00

The makers of âœThe Gift of Laughterâ aim to increase heart health thanks to the benefits of authentic laughter achieved through their iPhone / iPad app thatâs now only 99¢. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 Leaving the stress and anger of the world behind can be very beneficial to health. According to research presented last month at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Paris, laughter can have a significant impact...