Why do people die most often? Is it possible to predict in advance when a person will die? In order to answer these questions, there is no need at all to turn to fortune-tellers. It turns out that there are scientifically and medically sound patterns associated with death. And to identify them, sometimes it’s enough to just look at the statistics …
Cold kills more often than heat
American scientists analyzed about 74 million cases of deaths that occurred in different countries from 1985 to 2012, and found that hypothermia more often causes death than abnormally high temperatures.
First, scientists collected information on weather, environmental conditions and mortality in 384 cities around the globe. For each of the settlements, a temperature was set at which people died the least. Almost everywhere, it turned out to be closer to the upper boundary of the scale than to the lower. Continue reading