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Strokes 12% more deadly on weekends, study shows
Los Angeles Times

People who go to the hospital with a stroke on a weekend are 12% more likely to die within a week than those who go on a weekday, Canadian researchers reported Monday. It was the second major study finding that there is a higher risk of dying if a person is hospitalized with a stroke on a weekend and, although it was an effort to isolate the reasons for the increased risk, it failed to find any clear reason for the discrepancy, the researchers reported in the journal Neurology.