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Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
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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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