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Laughter therapy for cancer patients

When a loved one receives a devastating health diagnosis such as cancer, it can leave your head spinning. Questions about treatment and survival, paired with feelings of devastation, sympathy and grief can quickly become overwhelming. Even when doctors are hopeful, you wonder if things will ever be OK again. You wonder what type of quality of life your loved one will be left with. While navigating through a cancer diagnosis may be one of the worst experiences of your life, there is hope for loved ones who may be suffering. Preliminary research published in PLOS One found what may be a small but significant light hiding in a dark tunnel. Researchers in Japan conducted a controlled trial with 56 patients who had been diagnosed with cancer, to determine the effects of laughter therapy on quality of life.  Read more....

 

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