Latest Laughter Stories

2010-03-30 10:58:35

Acoustic analysis of the 'giggle' sound made by spotted hyenas has revealed that the animals' laughter encodes information about age, dominance and identity.

2010-01-25 17:08:12

Here's a piece of research that might leave you tickled: laughter is a universal language, according to new research.

2009-12-01 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today announced the honorees of the 2009 WebMD Health Heroes awards.

2009-10-14 10:58:57

The fear of being laughed at causes some people enormous problems in their social lives.

2009-08-10 12:34:27

Seeing a smile, or reading about the verb to smile can activate the muscles in the face that make that expression, Dutch researchers found. Francesco Foroni from VU University in Amsterdam and Gun R. Semin of the University of Utrecht conducted an experiment with a group of students.

2009-06-04 15:10:00

When researchers set out to study the origins of human laughter, some gorillas and chimps were literally tickled to assist.

2009-04-21 17:03:38

The schizophrenic musician whose life is portrayed in The Soloist won't watch the new Hollywood film because it is too disturbing for him, his friend said. The movie is based on actual events and stars Jamie Foxx as homeless musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers and Robert Downey Jr.

2009-04-15 13:38:50

If a future in-law offers to show the old family photo album take them up on it, because it may predict divorce, a U.S. researcher advises.

2009-02-04 12:17:00

"Healthy Humor: Hitting the Wellness Jackpot!" April 2-5, 2009, The Riviera Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy humor is serious business, often medically necessary, and a time-honored teaching tool.

2008-11-29 09:06:03

Laughter intensified at Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center as the off-color anecdotes bounced around the room, with some reciting jokes from memory while others read from journals.

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