Isolation and loneliness can have major physical and mental health consequences. New research shows socializing is critical to survival and longevity.
June 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: isolation loneliness emotions social-lives health-and-medicine lifespan immune-systems
A study of 17.5 million Americans born between 1950 and 1980 shows that food assistance pay off in future earnings, education, and even lifespan.
April 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: food money united-states childrens-health health-and-medicine lifespan public-assistance
Areas of the US with more fast food, lots of oil and gas extraction jobs, and higher population density have lower life expectancy, new research shows.
March 9, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: food life-expectancy jobs united-states featured social-lives health-and-medicine lifespan
"Apart from an increased risk of death due to suicide, we confirmed increased risk of death due to...cancer, respiratory diseases, and diabetes."
Oct. 29, 2019 • ~3 min
Tags: heart-disease cancer depression anxiety health-and-medicine lifespan mental-disorders
For baboons, the effects of early adversity show up years later in the next generation, even when those offspring had it easier than their mothers did.
Sept. 26, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: mothers trauma primates science-and-technology lifespan
People with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve "exceptional longevity"—that is, getting to age 85 or older.
Aug. 29, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: aging emotions personality featured health-and-medicine beliefs lifespan
Lifespan refers to time, but healthspan indicates quality. New research suggests they have separate molecular switches.
July 17, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: genes aging health-and-medicine lifespan
Has economic stagnation induced less-educated Americans to turn to drugs, alcohol, and suicide? New research complicates this "deaths of despair" theory.
June 19, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: education suicide resilience opioids united-states race society-and-culture health-and-medicine lifespan
"We were surprised by the dramatic differences between the old mice that received the eNAMPT of young mice and old mice that received saline as a control."
June 17, 2019 • ~6 min
Tags: aging enzymes blood featured health-and-medicine lifespan
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