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Someone else I can't remember
He's always in charity football matches.
Gave up medicine to audit.
going to let that one slide
you sexist pig?
Ben Miller did natural sciences
lowers stress, who knows how many hours he has increased humans lives by
or if it's just some trite tosh people wheel out?
Thanks for your valuable time.
beneficial effects, maybe not provedly measurable (control experiments would be impossible to prove the ultimate proof of the pudding)
BUT relief of stress causes a lowering of bloodpressure to a degree (doesnt it?)
And what is all about the cancer sufferers outlook being improved by their optimism?
Surely also, not everything about human health is measured in terms of years, but also in terms of contentment and happiness within the time that you live.
(PS I do not know if laughter is in fact the best medicine, but how could it possibly be trite tosh? someone is ill and miserable, you try to cheer em up, make em smile.....what is so trite about that?)
There's all that feel good nonsense that Bongs goes on about (and with such a un what else would you expect?). However if your GP prescribes you a course of antibiotics you are definitely better off filling the prescription and completing the course, than saying to yourself, "Nah, I think I'll just read the Ha Ha Bonk Book (Janet and Allan Ahlberg, 1982) twice a day."
None of this precludes you from having a laugh, but in most cases actual medicine is the best medicine.
I didnt write all the false articles about it, i just read em. I was just putting it out there, but now I've learnt from a real doctor that that isnt true, its not me that an 'un' its those that are irresponsible enough to have published the suggestions that lowering stress is beneficial (Obviously I did not mean laughter is better medicine than antibiotics if you have an infection....that is just a saying)
And anyway im just trying to defend Harry Hill.
Please do not just associate anything I say with crackpotness, surely the responsibility and fault lies with media, that is taken seriously by many, to be able to make suggestions such as 'positive cheery outlooks' help with various illnesses.......and also with the body of doctors (who obviously are all of the same opinion as surely the medical council would keep you all in line and on message) who have failed to prevent such misinformation to be conveyed by the media.
my point was to suggest that Harry Hill can spread what he does to a far larger number of people and so any benefit his current occupation does carry is more widespread than that which he might have done as a doctor.
PS why is it nonsense to 'feel good'? How would a person with depression, with a major cause of that being their desperate circumstances, regard that? Dont many people use 'pick me ups' to keep going? sure it would be better to remove the cause, but that often not possible.
It's nonsense to think feeling good will cure your cold. Moreover, does the phrase tears of a clown mean nothing to you? I mentioned Tony Hancock in another thread today. Very funny man. Topped himself in a Sydney hotel.
he didnt smile or laugh a lot (except with bitterness)
or the BMA. Bloody unionists, no better or worse than the striking train drivers.
Look, I'm not having a go at you per se, but in my line of work I see so many truisms and circular logic passed off as medical wonders it starts to get a bit tiring. Of course you feel good when you're happy. That's part of the human condition. It's no more a wonder drug than chia in your bread or that bottle of red wine you allow yourself each night to ward of heart disease.
When I smoked I felt happy and it frequently relieved the stress of all those medical exams. Doesn't mean it was good for me.
advice when it comes to my children.
However I am a semi troll and allow myself to go off on one, part of my going on about laughter being good for you, was not as alternative to medical solutions, but as a defence of Harry Hill and the implied criticism of him in the OP.
I would imagine that doctoring is not for all. I imagine that going through junior housemen ordeal is very gruelling for some, and I hear it has exacted quite a high toll on potential doctors in the past.
I was trying to put a case for Harry Hill, I felt it was unfair for him to be singled out for criticism, (surely doctors who get more money from private medical practice should also be considered)
Basically I like Harry Hill.
my heart bleeds (not medically).
but the surgery used to gross me out.
Can't be doing with hearts and shit after a heavy night on the lash.