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‘Have You Laughed Yet Today?’ Laughter as Medicine

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While some parts of the world don’t need a reminder to laugh, there are two spring days in Britain that invite people to find the humour in life. The first is Red Nose Day in March, a BBC covered media event by the charity Comic Relief, and the other is the first of April – or ‘April Fool’s Day’ – in which a flurry of (hopefully) funny pranks are carried out before midday — miss the deadline and the prankster is branded the ‘fool’. These are events that bring a lot of fun, but as the science behind laughter becomes increasingly researched, it seems that perhaps one ought to see every day as a good day to laugh.

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