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Women are more likely to live past 90 if they’re optimistic, according to a new study

Power of positive thinking ... optimistic women can live 5.4% longer, according to a new Harvard study. Image: Unsplash/Sam Manns

Victoria Masterson

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Women live longer if they have a positive outlook, new research shows. Image: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Links between optimism and lifespan were found across racial and ethnic groups. Image: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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