Tuesday, February 10, 2009

eu não me posso esquecer que...

Humour has been claimed to reduce pain, anxiety, depression, and stress; to reduce blood pressure; to enhance humoral (no pun intended) immune responses; and to improve coping with death and dying. Indeed, the association of humour and medicine has a long history: in the medieval commedia dell'arte puppet theatre the doctor appeared alongside the clown and the ballerina… John B Ziegler Associate Professor of Paediatrics University of New South WalesDepartment of Immunology, Sydney Children's Hospital in MJA 1999; 171: 579-580 (citado por sua vez pela paracuca)