College students who reported being chronically sleep deprived had lower GPAs and were less likely to graduate, especially when the sleep deprivation occurred during the senior year.
Religious people tend to live longer than non-religious people, partly due to greater engagement in community and volunteer activities.
Even though 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, survival rates have been improving over the last three decades. However, black women are still 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the U.S.
Adults who regularly sleep 9 or more hours, nap more than 90 minutes a day, or have poor sleep quality have an increased risk of stroke.
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes were better at self-managing their condition when they checked their blood sugar levels at the same time as feeding a pet fish twice a day. This was especially effective for 10-13 year olds.
Dog owners have a 24% lower risk of dying early and a 31% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
Cat owners have a lower risk of dying from a heart attack or cardiovascular disease, even if they no longer live with a cat.
Former NFL players who had more concussion symptoms during their career had increased risk of low testosterone and erectile dysfunction later in life.