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- There's Power in Positive Thinking. Goode, Stephen // Insight on the News;03/13/2000, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p4
Compares the life span between optimists and pessimists in the United States. Results of a research on their life span in Minnesota; Reason why optimists live longer than pessimists.
- Q Is it true--do optimists live longer than pessimists? // Good Medicine (Australian Consolidated Press);Aug2005, p11
Presents the results of studies on the life span of optimistic people. Comparison of the risk of early death between optimists and pessimists; Tendency of optimists to recover faster after coronary bypass surgery.
- How Long Can We Expect to Live? Edwards, Ken // Nutritional Perspectives: Journal of the Council on Nutrition;Apr2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p5
Offers insights on the life expectancy of Americans. Mortality rate; Life expectancy of women; Increase in active life expectancy; Total number of deaths in the United States in 2003; Infant mortality; Cause of death; Death rate from heart disease; Statistics from the World Health Organization.
- How to live longer. Moninger, Jeannette // Redbook;Mar2008, Vol. 210 Issue 3, p96
The article reports on several studies on longevity. A study has found that heart attack victims who own dogs are 8 times more likely to survive the attacks than those without pets. It has been discovered through the Framingham Heart Study that walking just a half hour a day can lengthen one's...
- Some Laws of Mortality: How Well Do They Fit? Gage, Timothy B.; Mode, Charles J. // Human Biology;jun93, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p435
The goodnesses of fit over the entire life span of four models of mortality are compared using life tables from Australia and the United States. The results indicate that the five-parameter Siler model fits considerably better than the more complex eight- parameter Heligman-Pollard and...
- The Narrowing Sex Differential in Mortality in Canada Since 1971. Trovato, Frank; Lalu, N. M. // Canadian Studies in Population;1995, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p145
Around the turn of this century the expectation of life at birth for Canadian females was approximately two years above that of males. In 1921 men lived to an average age of 58.84, while females died on average at the age of 60.60. This difference rose steadily thereafter to about 7 years in...
- Purposeful Life Promotes Longevity. // Spa Management;Dec2009, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p72
This article discusses a study which investigated the link between life purpose and longevity. Several dementia-free older men and women served as subjects in this study. Some of the factors that were controlled for the study are depression, chronic medical conditions and disability. Results of...
- Improving estimation of the variance of expectation of life for small populations. Silcocks, P B S // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Jul2004, Vol. 58 Issue 7, p611
It has been pointed out that the researcher's formula for estimation of the standard error of the expectation of life can be improved by combining it with the fact that the final age band is open-ended so that its width is a random variable and therefore contributes to the standard error of...
- BIOLOGICAL FACTORS AFFECTING AGEING AND LONGEVITY IN HUMANS. Bugeja, Vincent // Bold;Aug2012, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p2
The article explores the biological factors affecting aging and longevity in humans. It is stated that an increase in average life expectancy since 1881 is not due to an increase in potential lifespan but in ecological lifespan which includes mortality by diseases, accidents and starvation. The...