You may be more likely to survive cancer if you’re married, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

New Research

You may be more likely to survive cancer if you’re married, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. According to CNN Health, the study included more than 700,000 people with diagnoses of the most deadly cancers in the U.S.; patients who were married were more likely to detect their disease early, receive treatments and live longer. There was a 20 percent reduction in deaths among the married patients compared to their single counterparts — a bigger benefit than many chemotherapies.

Number to Know

31 million: That's the amount of Americans who experience low-back pain at any given time. Low-back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease study in 2010.

— American Chiropractic Association

Senior Health

Contrary to popular belief, increased anxiety among seniors isn't typical. Studies estimate that anxiety disorders affect between 3 and 14 percent of older adults in a given year. More women than men experience anxiety disorders. They tend to be less common among older adults than younger adults.

— MedlinePlus