Air pollution is one of the common contributing factors in the development of disease, especially in the respiratory tract. But, a new study has found that air pollution can be one of the contributing causes in the shortened life-span of patients with lung cancer. Read more
Study after study has shown that people who are lonely and depressed are three to 10 times more likely to get sick and die prematurely compared with people who are not depressed and who have a stronger sense of love, connection, and community. (free login required) Read more...
Immanuel Kant, the 18th century philosopher, described the chemistry of his day as a science, but not really science, because it wasn’t grounded in mathematics – at least not until a century later. The same could be said for biology, the study of life. See video here.
Older adults who strength trained at least twice a week had 46 percent lower odds of death for any reason than those who did not, according to a survey of 30,000 people. Many studies have previously found that older adults who are physically active have better quality of life and a lower risk of mortality. [...]
WATCH What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger at TEDxBeaconStreet, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. [...]