Flu deaths and spousal abuse spike during big sports events like the Super Bowl

February 1, 2015 2:01 PM

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Sports are wonderful, and can bring people together in unexpected ways. But when so many people get together in one place, bad things also multiply.

Ahead of parties for today’s Super Bowl, fans from Boston and Seattle may want to be wary of the chip dip. A study by Tulane University, using data for the big game going back to 1974, showed that having a team in the championship game correlated with an 18% increase in flu deaths among the elderly ...

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