April 10, 2006
You're Obviously not Worrying Enough

So the media will be extra-helpful by throwing a few sensationalized stories your way to help:

If a high-fat cholesterol-laden snack doesn't trigger a heart attack, then a healthy economy just might.

The risk of a fatal heart attack rises when the U.S. economy strengthens and increases further if macroeconomic conditions remain robust over the next several years, according to a study published last month.

Straight from the "pull-data-out-of-your-ass-and-make-shit-up-with-it" department!

Via Jason

Posted by scott at April 10, 2006 11:50 AM

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I love it when folks fail cause/effect in studies like this.

My favorite quote:

A 1 percentage point drop in unemployment is estimated to raise mortality by 1.3 percent or 2,515 additional deaths per year from heart attacks, the study showed. The mortality rate is similar for males and females.

Pirates and global warming, people...

Posted by: ronaprhys on April 10, 2006 12:42 PM
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