This long-running study proves that nice people finish first

Science always begins with a question, and Big Science poses big questions. At the turn of the millennium, one of the biggest conundrums in the health of America was the disparity in stroke deaths between Black and white individuals across the United States, and between residents of the South and people living in the rest of the country. Black people under age 75 were more than twice as likely to die from stroke than were white people, while people who lived in the South had a 40 percent higher risk of dying from stroke than their counterparts in other parts of the United States.

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