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On Christmas Eve, Santa delivers presents … and a few extra heart attacks

If you think of the night before Christmas as a time for hot cocoa, cozy fires and Bing Crosby albums, a new discovery by Swedish researchers may well break your heart:

The risk of suffering a heart attack spikes on Christmas Eve.

That finding is based on a comprehensive database of hospital statistics that includes 283,014 cases of heart attacks over a period of 16 years. It was

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