Cheer up, and you're likely to live longer

Over 60s who are 'happy' have an extended lifespan, study suggests

Some older patients may benefit from a prescription to focus on positive thoughts, as a recent study shows being happy in the latter years extends lifespan. 

Happy older people lived longer in the study, with the most cheerful oldies 19% less likely to succumb to all-cause mortality than glum seniors.