Posts Tagged ‘life expectancy’
Feeling in control? It could add years to your life.
I’ve long wondered if outlook could change one’s life expectancy odds, since part of what accounts for discrepancies in life spans relates to a sense of control. That’s why those higher on the social ladder live longer, even if those just below them on the rung have safe homes, good food, medical care, etc. More…Read More
Beware of the small slights in life. Over a lifetime they add up to major loss of health, physical and mental, warns David R. Williams, a professor of public health, sociology and African and African-American studies at Harvard University. For decades Williams has studied the connection between racism and diminished health. Recently his work percolated…Read More
Oscar winners may gain years in life, along with prized gold statuette
Academy Award winners this Sunday may not realize it, but they have another reason to clutch their newly-won Oscars so tightly: That 13-inch gold statuette can actually add years to their lives. Movie stars who have won an Oscar live on average four years longer than stars nominated but not selected. Katharine Hepburn won a…Read More