Religious people often out live says study

Does Being Religious Make You Live Longer?

This is due maybe to the fact that atheists and agnostics have taken over part of the life norms, patterns of behavior and habits of the faithful neighbors and friends, "said Laura Wallace, residing in the us state of Ohio". Other studies have shown that sociability contributes to a longer life, but researchers said it could only partly explain why religious people live longer than atheists.

Worldwide researchers say restricting prescription painkillers in the U.S. was linked to increases in illicit drug trade online.

Dr Way added that there also may be a benefit from "stress reducing" activities such as meditation, yoga or prayer.

To come to this conclusion, the researchers also noted the person's age, sex and marital status, religious affiliation, as well as the number of social and volunteer activities listed.

The data revealed that those whose obituaries included a religious affiliation lived 9.45 years longer than those who did not - which dropped to 6.48 when gender and marital status were factored in.

"Religious affiliation had almost as strong an effect on longevity as gender does, which is a matter of years of life", said Laura Wallace, the study's lead author and a Ohio State University doctoral student of psychology.

Kansas sheriff's deputies die after inmate-involved shooting
Looking out a window, he saw three people on the ground in a parking lot behind the building, Garcia told the Kansas City Star . Bailiff said the incident occurred in a "caged" area outside a courthouse and there was no danger to the community.

Researchers assessed obituaries to calculate whether religious affiliations boost longevity.

"The study provides persuasive evidence that there is a relationship between religious participation and how long a person lives", said Baldwin Way, an associate professor at Ohio State.

The study, published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal, analysed more than 1,500 obituaries from across the US.

The effect may be especially pronounced in religiously cohesive communities. In highly religious cities where conformity was important, religious people tended to live longer than non-religious people.

"The positive health effects of religion spill over to the non-religious in some specific situations", Wallace said.

The post also references a longterm study from a couple of years ago that found that regular church attendance may "lower the risk for premature death".



Latest news

23-foot-long python swallows Indonesian woman - KVOA | | Tucson, Arizona
A 23-foot python swallowed an Indonesian woman whole while she tended to her vegetable garden, according to a village official. The local area police chief, Hamka, stated that a search party was immediately formed to trace her whereabouts on the island.

Warning for Storm Hector
There has been heavy rainfall in Cumbria, with 3.2in (80mm), and 5.1in (130mm) in the Isle of Skye in the last 24 hours. The yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office remains in place as Leeds wakes up to Storm Hector's fierce gales.

Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in Moscow
A witness said the driver got out of the vehicle , tried to run away but was caught by police, according to Reuters news agency. Moscow police say the driver lost control of the vehicle, while sources say he also may have been drunk.

Weekend Outlook: Hot and humid for Father's Day
It's reasonably likely that Washington will hit 90, and humidity levels will be noticeably higher than previous days. Friday and Saturday in the Omaha area are forecast to be breezy, sunny and hot with a high in the mid- to upper 90s.

Gal Gadot Unveils First Look at Wonder Woman 1984 Costume
Previously, Gadot and director Patty Jenkins put out two other first look teaser photos now that the sequel is actively filming. Charles Roven , Deborah Snyder , Zack Snyder , Patty Jenkins , Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film.

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown breaks her knee cap
The star recently deleted her Twitter account after she unwittingly became a homophobic meme. Other social media users expressed support for Brown, who remains active on Instagram.

Euro craters, dollar soars, as European Central Bank holds off on rate hikes
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were steady at $66.90 per barrel, while Brent was down 0.1 percent at $75.86. People walk past an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2018.

Nearly 2000 children separated from parents as U.S. border crackdown continues
A series of protest rallies organised by a group called Families Belong Together took place across the USA on Thursday. Politicians and religious groups have been among those criticising the policy, describing it as inhumane.

Anthony Bourdain's body reportedly cremated in France
The streaming service had originally planned on removing the program on June 16. Netflix responded very quickly to the devoted fans of the late rocking chef.

EPA's Pruitt Got Rose Bowl Tickets. Democrats Want to Know How
In addition to his work at Saxum, Stone also serves on the University of Oklahoma Board of regents, the lawmaker said. House Democrats have asked the FBI to open a criminal investigation into Pruitt's behavior in office.

Relay For Life of Western Berks raises funds to fight cancer
Lori Coleman said she became a caregiver after working as a personal care assistant for Marcia Klaith. She said caregiving can feel helpless sometimes, but it's an important part of what defeats cancer.

Our Brains Have Evolved to Want High Fat, High Carb Foods
A larger-scale study would provide more compelling results given that eating habits can differ by culture. The team found that the participants were generally good at guessing the energy density of fatty foods .

Study Reveals Idaho A Leading Locale For Vaccine Exemptions
Eight of the top 10 counties with the highest exemption rates for the 2016 - 2017 school year are in Idaho. It's important to note that actual vaccination rates have not dropped significantly.

Large international study links blood vitamin D levels to colorectal cancer risk
Vitamin D can be obtained in the diet, particularly from fortified foods, from supplements, and from sun exposure. Part of the problem is that people aren't getting screened as much as they should be, said Martins.

Germany 'thwarts' Islamic extremist chemical attack
Markus Schmitt, prosecutors' spokesperson, said: "We don't know how, or how widely, the ricin was to have been distributed". Ricin, which can be inhaled in the form of powder or injected, is made from the poisonous shell of the castor plant seed.

Other news