Legal Alien: A Scotsman in Montreal

Death by Break-up?

I liked this: an article in the Scotsman about research into the medical effects of your relationships on your health and longevity. Highlights:
- sick people aren't evenly distributed across the population, they tend to be married to each other!
- the mortality rate for men drops immediately after marriage but only decreases slowly for women
- even if you remarry afterwards, divorce causes a great reduction in male life span