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Risk of Death High in Festive Season

by Kathy Jones on December 24, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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 Risk of Death High in Festive Season

Christmas and New Year has been a week-long period of festivities but a new study warns that people are more likely to die during this period compared to any other in a year.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control confirmed that this holds true for almost 94 percent of all deaths due to natural causes and also for deaths caused by five of the most common diseases, including cancers, heart disease, circulatory problems, digestive diseases and respiratory diseases.

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The researchers said that it was true for all age groups, except children, adding that while they were unable to identify the exact cause for such a spike in deaths, one reason could be because people often tend to delay receiving care for their problems as they wanted to spend time with their families during the festivities.

Source: Medindia
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