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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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Yes, You Can Die From a Broken Heart
26 February 2014 4:15 pm
The loss of a spouse or loved one can lead to severe grief, depression, and even death, according to a study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. A partner’s passing can double the chances of suffering from a heart attack or stroke, researchers found. The scientists believe that anguish causes extra physical stress and may lead older people to forget or lose interest in their own medication. Fortunately, the health impact appears to be short-lived; the risk of cardiovascular problems begins to dissipate 30 days after the loss of a loved one.
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