Monthly Archives: December 2013

Who Says Laughter’s the Best Medicine?

Ray Massey/Getty Images Just in time to protect patients from the dangers of holiday cheer, a new scholarly review from a British medical journal describes many harmful effects wrought by laughter. Among the alarms it sounds: The force of laughing can dislocate jaws, prompt asthma attacks, cause headaches, make hernias protrude. It can provoke cardiac […]

Maternal depressions alter the baby’s brain structure

Maternal depressions alter the baby’s brain structure According to a study from Singapore, if a pregnant woman is depressive, this affects her baby’s brain structure. The children have a life-long increased risk of developing a mental disease, warn scientists in “Biological Psychiatry”. 157 pregnant women were involved in a study undertaken by the National University […]