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2014-08-12 23:10:01

Viva Editions author and certified Jollytologist Allen Klein will be speaking at the international Laughter Summit. (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The Laughter Therapy Summit convenes 15 of the world's experts in the field of Laughter, from India to America, Africa to Tokyo. These Laughter Professionals will impart their knowledge, insight & wisdom in the field of Laughter as a Tool towards Health & Wellness. The Laughter Summit is an online event that runs from August 9-15, 2014....

2014-06-30 20:22:37

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data related to pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a neurological condition characterized by disruptive, uncontrollable episodes of laughing or crying, and NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate), the only FDA-approved product for the treatment of PBA, will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), being held at the Bela...

2014-06-03 23:15:50

TPG, a Bay Area event planning company, finds that combining humor with serious business is a recipe for success and announces the release of its funny video parody, “A Palm between 2 Gals.” San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 We all love to laugh. It makes us happy, and scientists are beginning to understand why. The reason seems to be less about the intellectual pleasure of understanding the joke and more about the knee-slapping guffaw. Apparently, the muscular exertion required...

2014-05-30 23:15:40

Lewis Clinic Dentistry is inviting their clients to take “the smile test” to see how much they love their smile. Oakville, ON (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 This simple test can be done anywhere there’s a mirror. Its purpose, according to Dr. Nadia Lewis, founder of the clinic, is to reveal whether you truly like your smile or not. Patients have said they found the smile test to be enlightening. Many didn’t truly realize that they disliked their smile until they took a good, hard look at...

2014-05-30 08:25:39

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data related to the prevalence and treatment of pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a distressing neurological condition characterized by uncontrollable laughing or crying, will be presented at the following conferences in June. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130207/LA55901LOGO Joint Congress of European Neurology (EFNS-ENS), May 31 - June 3, 2014, Istanbul -- Burden of...

2014-05-25 23:00:11

Health Benefits Of Laughing A Lot Everyday, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers amazing benefits of laughter on health. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) May 25, 2014 Health Benefits Of Laughing A Lot Everyday, a new report created by Adam Miller on the site Vkool.com shows some positive effects of laughter on health. In the first part of this report, people will discover reasons why laughing is good for them such as:     Laughter helps decrease stress....

2014-05-08 23:09:24

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on a recent study that makes a correlation between laughter and memory loss. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on a recent study...

faking laughter
2014-05-07 05:24:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online We’ve all pretended to laugh at those bad jokes our friends, family members or coworkers tell every now and then, but how often are we convincing in those efforts? Apparently, just over one-third of the time, according to UCLA associate professor of communication studies Greg Bryant. In what the university is calling “the first scholarly exploration of the acoustic differences between fake and genuine laughter and our ability...

2014-02-11 23:03:45

Lenny Dave returns with 'Laugh Goes On!' Monroe, Ohio (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Who or what makes you laugh … and why? Nationally recognized humorist, speaker and author Lenny Dave will discuss healthy, therapeutic humor and laughter when he presents "Laugh Goes On!" at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The laughter and learning will begin at 2 p.m. Dave lives in Cincinnati and was part of Mount Pleasant Retirement Village's popular...

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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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