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Study: Boys have higher death rates from many causes

12:50 PM, Sep. 19, 2013
Boys' risk taking is a factor in their higher death rates.
Boys' risk taking is a factor in their higher death rates.
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Males may be the more vulnerable sex when it comes dying young - not just from accidents, but from a range of causes, a new study finds.

Looking at a decade's worth of data on U.S. children and teenagers, researchers found that boys had higher death rates than girls from 17 of 19 broad causes.

Those included not only accidents - in which boys' greater risk-taking can come into play - but also cancer and diseases of the heart, lungs and nervous system. ...

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