Worrying about health linked to heart disease

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: “Worried well ‘make themselves sick’,” reports The Daily Telegraph.

Several other news outlets covered the same story with headlines about how the “worried well” may be more likely to develop heart disease.

The stories are based on a Norwegian population study with 7,052 participants that aimed to see whether health anxiety (hypochondria) was linked with the development of heart disease.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:   NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines


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