The desire of older adults to live to an advanced aged was significantly reduced by hypothetical adverse life events, such as the prospects of developing dementia or chronic pain conditions.
Since 2010, there has been an absolute rise in mortality for adults without a college degree. For those with higher education experience, mortality rates have decreased during the same time period.
Pessimistic people are more likely to die earlier from cardiovascular disease and other causes, but not from cancer than those who have a more optimistic outlook on life. However, optimists did not have a greater than average life expectancy.
For the first time in 100 years, life expectancy has failed to increase in the population. For the poorest 10% of women, life expectancy has declined. Mortality rates of those aged between 45 and 49 have increased as a result of suicide and substance abuse.
Researchers have identified the influence food odors have on proteostasis.
Researchers report on why being born and raised in certain areas can have a dramatic impact on your life expectancy.