In the journal PLoS Medicine, BYU professors Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Timothy Smith report that social connections – friends, family, neighbors or colleagues – improve our odds of survival by 50 percent.
Last month saw the 20th anniversary of Nirvana singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain’s death from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. However, fans who participated in tributes at his home city of Seattle, US, claim the grunge icon may still be alive today if doctors had properly diagnosed and treated the stomach problems that had blighted him in the years leading up to his untimely death, and a source of clear distress for Cobain – evident in his published journals.
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Obesity causes vitamin-D deficiency: Research Many prior studies have found a strong correlation between obesity and low levels of vitamin D. According to the researchers, however, the new study is the first that has actually been able to show a causal link, confirming that obesity causes vitamin D deficiency rather than the other way around (and rather than both conditions being caused by some third factor).