All posts by Nicole Haywood

Associate editor for the IJHS. Bachelor of Health Sciences, class of 2014, University of Ottawa.

Education and Literacy

“An additional four years of education lowers five-year mortality by 1.8 percentage points; it also reduces the risk of heart disease by 2.16 percentage points, and the risk of diabetes by 1.3 percentage points” (Cutler & Lleras-Muney, 2006).

Education has a strong positive relationship with health status. Its effect is facilitated through several different pathways. Let’s explore them.

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Personal Health Practices and Coping Skills

Many different factors influence human health and well-being, and there are a great many different ways of defining health and well-being, from the simple absence of measurable disease to a more abstract sense of physical and social actualization.  Regardless of how we define the outcome, decades of research suggest that there are a host of variables that interact and have an influence on the human condition.

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