Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human body > Health-in-Motion 07 October 2016 As you get older, who should you keep closer, your friends or your family? As you get older, who should you keep closer, your friends or your family? Canadian researchers have discovered that older individuals who have more family in their immediate network and have closer relationships with them tend to be less likely to die. Having a larger or closer group of friends does not seem to have this effect on longevity – although it obviously comes with many social benefits as well. The findings underscore the importance of familial relationships for living longer, confirming long-standing sociological theories that attribute special significance to family ties. 0 More: Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human bodyHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness From obesity to a 100-miler running machine! News NSFW: Man with world’s biggest penis now ‘disabled’ News 10 freak accidents that killed people Diet and nutrition 5 healthier ‘adult’ ice lollies to eat if you’re watching your weight Medical Health dept on alert: This is why 800 000 homes are being fumigated News QUIZ: What would you do in these 7 emergencies? From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.