Having a doctor in the family adds years to life

This is one area where being a doctor is definitely better than being a lawyer
Clare Pain

Here at 6minutes we know how wonderful doctors are, but does your family really appreciate the benefit you (literally) give to their lives?

Findings from a new study show that having a doctor in the family leads to a longer life in better health, with those lucky enough to have a medic or nurse as a relative 10% more likely to live beyond the age of 80.