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Marital status, history linked to survival after stroke

NEW YORK: A person’s current marital status and past marital losses may be related to their survival odds after a stroke, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers followed stroke survivors for an average of five years after the event and found those who were never married, remarried, divorced or widowed had significantly higher risks of dying compared to those who had a long-term stable marriage. Losing two or more marriages to death or divorce raised the odds of mortality after stroke still higher, though never-marrieds…