Short Takes - 2005-02-18

Married women who avoid conflict with their spouses have an increased risk of dying from any cause, according to a new study. Researchers studied 1,769 men and 1,913 women, aged 18 to 77, and found that wives who usually or always keep quiet during conflict were four times more likely to die during the follow-up of 10 years. Men whose wives came home upset about work were more than twice as likely to develop heart disease. The study was reported at the Second International Conference on Women, Heart Disease and Stroke in Orlando.