Fewer Deadly Strokes in Cohesive Neighborhoods?

Using individual’s perceptions of social cohesiveness in their neighborhoods, researchers found that the higher the neighborhood-level social cohesion the lower the risk of fatal strokes. The better the knowledge of, and interactions with the neighbors, the lower the risk of dying from a stroke. Strangely, social cohesiveness had no impact on the number of strokes, nor did it alter the fatality rates among black residents.

PositiveTip: While more research is needed, having good relations with the neighbors certainly yields many benefits beyond fatal strokes.