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120 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: zedzed 27 February 2014 03:45:08PM 3 points [-]

People who spontaneously use humor to cope with stress have especially healthy immune systems, are 40 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke, experience less pain during dental surgery, and live four and a half years longer than average... Participants’ blood flow dropped by about 35 percent after watching the stress-inducing films, but rose by 22 percent following the more humorous material.