“Silicon Valley’s Quest to Live Forever – Can Billions of Dollars of High Tech Research Succeed in Making Death Optional?”The New Yorker, April 4, 2017
Even though no single molecule is the answer to the puzzle of aging, many successful entrepreneurs want to believe that billions of dollars worth of high tech research could eventually succeed in making death optional. This article reviews their quest for immortality, or at the very least, “healthy longevity.”

“Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People” Bloomberg, March 20, 2017
According to Bloomberg Global Health Index, Italians, despite their flagging economy, are in way better shape than Americans, Canadians and Brits, who all suffer from higher blood pressure and cholesterol and poorer mental health.

“The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People’s ‘Deaths Of Despair’”NPR, March 23, 2017
Mortality rates among U.S. middle-aged Caucasians are surging. The various forces behind the trend: obesity, depression, the opioid crisis and alcohol addiction. They are all symptoms of a broader problem.

“Losing Weight Won’t Make You Happier—But Eating a Balanced Diet Will”Quartz, March 20, 2017
New research suggests that improving the quality of your diet may be the recipe to protecting and even improving your mental health – not losing weight.

“A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health” The New York Times, March 27, 2017
Research shows that positive thoughts can do far more than raise one’s spirits. They may actually improve health and extend life.

A Striking Stat:

More than 20 million adults in the UK are now classified as “physically inactive” – costing the NHS $1.5 billion each year.

Source: April 2017 – the British Heart Foundation

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