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Can laughter cure illness?

Laughter alone is not a cure, but it promote mental and physical health and alleviates several conditions. Laughing often can combat anxiety and depression. People with eczema note improved complexions after consistently watching comedies. Allergy patients report lesser symptoms when they laugh regularly. Some cancer-treatment centers prescribe "laughter therapy" into treatment plans to boost the positive thinking that supports healing. Some military personnel are being trained to use laughter to relieve stress that could cause post-traumatic stress disorder.

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