Sunday, March 2, 2014

Predicting Death

A new study from Finnish and Estonian researchers suggests that a simple blood test may be able to predict a person's likelihood of dying within the next five years. Researchers have identified four chemical agents in the blood that offer a reliable signal that death is near. People with high concentrations of these so called "biomarkers" have a 19 times higher risk of dying within five years as compared to people with lower biomarker levels. 

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