Hypochondriacs die earlier than those who worry less about their health
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(Stephen Hughes/ The Conversation) — People who worry excessively about their health tend to die earlier than those who don’t, a recent study from Sweden has found. It seems strange that hypochondriacs who, by definition, worry yet have nothing wrong with them, should enjoy shorter lifespans than the rest of us.  …

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death for women.
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(Sandy Bauers/ Philadelphia Inquirer) — The more the researchers learn about the human heart, the more they realize that men’s and women’s hearts are different.

Different things can go wrong with them. Or the same things can happen, but at different rates.

One example: Far more women — mostly older women — get a malady called  …