Loma Linda University, CA | USA The 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition took place in Loma Linda, CA, from February 26-28. Globally recognized as the world’s premier scientific congress on the effects of vegetarian and other plant-based diets, it showcased recent advances from basic science, epidemiology and clinical trials in vegetarian nutrition from around the planet. Hundreds of people came to hear experts share the latest research findings on the benefits of a healthy vegetarian diet.
Brasilia, Brazil | South American Division (SAD) On March 13-15 the South American Division (SAD) held its first Health Ministries Advisory, bringing together Union Health Directors, medical directors of several hospitals and other important collaborators representing eight countries and territories. The GC Health Ministries team shared messages of inspiration and relevant content to equip the leaders in comprehensive health ministry (CHM). The 3-day advisory took place in Brasilia at the SAD headquarters and focuses on a balanced CHM and its mission.
Ohio State University scientists have examined two samples of more than 1600 obituaries looking for religion, marital status and social activities. They found religious people lived an average of 5.64 years longer than nonbelievers. When controlled for gender and marital status the advantage was 3.82 years. Religious values, prayer and mediation, and volunteerism may all help contribute to this advantage.
PositiveTip: Involvement in religious groups may extend your life!