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R E Ferner

Laughter Is Not Always the Best Medicine, Humorous Study Uses Past Research to Examine Laughter’s True Effects

Science asks the important questions, like, "Do clowns get women pregnant?"

In a study looking at 785 papers on laughter studies, Honorary Professor of Pharmacology R E Ferner and fellow J K Aronson drew some surprising conclusions about the adage, "Laughter is the best medicine." They found that more studies actually showed laughter had negative effects, and there's a decent chance it just means you're crazy.

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