Besides brightening your mood, laughter can also be "good medicine." Having a happy outlook on life can improve your chances of beating an illness or preventing one in the first place. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how laughter heals, how to have a positive attitude, and much more.
You're Never Too Old for a Good Laugh
A new study shows that a person's appreciation of humor doesn't necessarily fade with age, but their ability to understand complex forms of humor might as mental abilities decline.
Give Your Body a Boost -- With Laughter
Is laughter the best medicine? Some researchers say yes, others need more evidence.
Why We Laugh
Laughter is more complicated -- and bizarre -- than you might think.
Why Do We Laugh?
This ancient trait might help our immunity and lessen stress.
How Laughter Can Improve Your Health
Did you know, laughing heartily 100 times a day gives the same cardio results as working out for 10 minutes!
The Humor Connection
Peter McGraw, PhD, humor expert, studies comedians to learn what people find funny, and discusses humor as a force for social connection.
The Health Benefits of Laughter
Is laughter really the best medicine for stress and pain?
Benefits of Laughter
They say laughter is the best medicine. Take a closer look at how your body reacts to a good chuckle.