Medicine: Try A Little Aggression

Contrary to what most doctors recommend, reducing stress and aggravation may not necessarily prolong life. The New England Journal of Medicine reported last week that Type A individuals, so classified in part because of their aggressive personalities, are nearly twice as likely to survive a heart attack as laid-back Type B's. One possible reason: Type A's may be more compulsive about taking action to curb harmful smoking, drinking and stress after an attack. Nonetheless, says Researcher David Ragland of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, "the results were very surprising."

Scientists have hotly debated the link...

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