Speculative Diversion: On Grief and Terminal Grieving (BBC News)

Summary

A speculative journalistic investigation of the phenomenon where two people who loved each other have died in short proximity:

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Reference

Evans, S. (2016). Can you die from a broken heart? London: BBC Health News / BBC News Magazine, December 29th 2016.

Death By Statistics…

The statistical analyses, probably more of interest to experts:

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Shor, E. Roelfs, DJ. [and] Curreli, M. [et al] (2012). Widowhood and mortality: a meta-analysis and meta-regression. Demography. May 2012; 49(2): 575-606.

Earlier:

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Moon, JR. Kondo, N. [and] Glymour, MM. [et al] (2011). Widowhood and mortality: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2011; 6(8): e23465.

Regarding cardiovascular risks in particular:

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Carey, IM. Shah, SM. [and] DeWilde, S. [et al] (2016). Increased risk of acute cardiovascular events after partner bereavement: a matched cohort study. JAMA Internal Medicine. April 2014; 174(4): 598-605.