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Senior Assistant Editor, The Times of India newspaper

Monday, May 17, 2004

Laughter the worst medicine: doctors

Laughter is the worst medicine, doctors in a top international medical research center in London have revealed.

Dr Henry Livingston, director of the London Medical Sciences Institute, stated, ‘‘Don’t ever laugh! It can kill you!’’

Till now it has been believed that laughter is the best medicine, but Dr Livingston stated that medical experiments conducted on 100 people from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, France, China, India and Haiti proved that laughter is dangerous.

He said that most patients had put on excess weight when they laughed twice a day. Those who laughed 10 times a day put on at least 10 pounds after a month of experimentation, he revealed.

And those who laughed 11 times died immediately after the experiments ended.
Dr Livingston suggested that people take life very seriously if they want to live long. ‘‘Life is no laughing matter,’’ he stated.

He concluded by saying that people must not read anything to do with laughter, but quickly added that people could read thespoof.com as the satire web site had an inbuilt mechanism to take care of excess laughter that could lead to death.


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