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Being afraid of growing old may shorten your life, the UN health agency said Thursday, as new data highlighted the widespread prevalence of ageist attitudes worldwide. The data confirms "that ageism is extremely common," said John Beard, WHO's head of Ageing and Life Course. "There is very good evidence that people who have negative views of themselves as they grow older... it shortens their lives," Beard told reporters.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing an unknown number of injuries. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding.
Media-entertainment giants Viacom and CBS, which split a decade ago, should reunite in a merger to better compete in the shifting industry landscape, the family that controls both said Thursday. A letter released by Sumner Redstone and his daughter Shari Redstone said the boards of the two firms should consider bringing together the firms that broke up in 2005. The 93-year-old Redstone, who is believed to be in failing health, remains chief executive of the holding company National Amusements, the controlling shareholder of the two firms.