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2006-01-20 11:15:00

Sitting through a funny movie seems to be as good for your heart as running through the park, a small study suggests.

2005-11-22 16:40:00

In an important new study from the forthcoming Quarterly Review of Biology, biologists from Binghamton University explore the evolution of two distinct types of laughter – laughter which is stimulus-driven and laughter which is self-generated and strategic.

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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.

2004-11-29 09:00:08

PITTSBURGH - Imagine being denied a passport for, of all things, your teeth. It could happen, but not because they're crooked.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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