17 MAY 2011 by ideonexus

 Chinese Women Stave Off Death to Perform their Ceremonial...

But there's something more: the Harvest Moon Festival is an important holiday in traditional Chinese communities in America. In the week preceding the festival, the death rate in the community is found to fall by 35 per cent. In the following week the death rate jumps by 35 per cent. Control groups of non-Chinese show no such effect. You might think that suicides are responsible, but only deaths from natural causes are counted. You might think that stress or overeating might account for it, b...
Folksonomies: wonder phenomena health
Folksonomies: wonder phenomena health
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Before the Harvest Moon festival, deaths drop off, but surge afterwards.