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The more social ties people have at an early age, the better their health in young adulthood and old age, according to a 2016 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Their study was the first to definitively link social connections with specific health measures such as abdominal obesity, inflammation, and high blood pressure—all of which increase the risk of disease, including heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

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NPR Coverage of PRB Population Bulletin on Aging

PRB's Population Bulletin on aging in the United States was covered on NPR's "All Things Considered" by Ina Jaffe, who focuses on the aging of America.

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Examining Adolescent Health in International Development

With Cate Lane, youth adviser at USAID.

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Research on the Positivity Effect in Aging

With Laura Carstensen, professor of public policy and psychology at Stanford University.

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Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises

With Janet Meyers, deputy director of Health Policy and Practice at International Medical Corps.

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Views From the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning

With Sarah Boseley, health editor at the UK-newspaper The Guardian.

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Noncommunicable Diseases and Youth

With Wendy Baldwin, president and CEO of PRB.

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Involving Youth in Development Programming

With Cate Lane, Youth Advisor at USAID.

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Integrating Family Planning and Health Services

With Debbie Bain Brickley, senior researcher at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Cost-Effectiveness Research and Health Care Reform

With Alan Garber, the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor at Stanford University.

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