|Sense of humor reduces mortality.
2005, Tenerife News Online
New research suggests that sense of humour increases the probability of survival when people are hit by severe diseases.
A laugh a day may keep death further away
By Marilyn Elias, USAToday, March 13, 2007
Adults who have a sense of humor outlive those who don't find life funny, and the survival edge is particularly large for people with cancer, says Sven Svebak of the medical school at Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Not everyone buys that view. "I'm very skeptical," says William Breitbart, psychiatry chief at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.