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You really can die of sadness – and also happiness

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Adam Taylor, Lancaster University Dying of a broken heart was just a figure of speech until 2002 when Dr Hikaru Sato and colleagues at Hiroshima City Hospital described it in a study. Sato named the condition takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It was quickly dubbed “broken heart syndrome”. More recently, scientists have discovered that you can also die of an …

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