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An English [badge / adage] says, "laughter is the best medicine". In these troubling times, good humour is in [need / needy] more than ever. Doctors and medical staff are taking [head / heed] of this and incorporating it into their care treatments. One [produce / product] of this is the [emergence / emerges] of clown doctors and healthcare clowns in hospitals around the globe. There is even an organisation that [bets / sets] standards. The European Federation of Healthcare Clowns Organisations was established [on / in] 2011. It says: "Healthcare clowns bring [momentary / moments] of happiness and distraction to children who are ill or who have special needs....Clowns also bring smiles to [vulnerable / vulnerability] adults, including seniors and people with dementia who are [in / on] hospital care."

Healthcare clowns are becoming especially popular in Israel, which is [considered / considering] a world leader in the field. The first university ever to offer a Bachelor's [decree / degree] in medical clowning was Haifa University, in 2007. One healthcare clown in Jerusalem, Leah Weiss, decided to [diverse / divert] her inner clown to help [patience / patients] after a COVID-19 ward opened in March. She said she knew the clown [in / on] her would have therapeutic [beneficial / benefits] for her patients. She wants to reduce their anxiety and [improve / reprove] their wellbeing. She enjoys working alongside doctors and said: "[Obviously / Imperviously] , the doctors, they take care of the body. And we come in and take care of the [sole / soul] . And it [integrates / ingratiates] together - the doctors understand this."

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