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Happy Birthday: You’re probably going to die

A new study has revealed you are 14 per cent more likely to die on your birthday.

Swiss study, published in the Annals of Epidemiology, analyzed 2.4 million deaths over a 40-year period and showed that the “birthday blues” can be lethal.

Results extracted from a vast amount of data concluded that there were 13.8 percent more deaths on birthdays when compared with any other day of the year.

Birthday fatality figures for individual diseases show that there was an 18.6 percent increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks, and a higher risk of up to 21.5 percent for strokes on birthdays.

There was also a 10.8 percent rise in deaths among people with cancer. There was also a 44 percent rise in fatal falls on birthdays. Alternatively, the anniversary theory argues the birthday event itself is responsible for the increased likelihood of death.