October 22nd, 2011

red panda eating bamboo

Gee, ya think?

Via moominmuppet

"Mortgage defaults are causing health problems in people over 50" by Annalee Newitz

Excerpt:
The study was led by University of Maryland epidemiologist Dawn E. Alley, who said:
More than a quarter of people in mortgage default or foreclosure are over 50. For an older person with chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension, the types of health problems we saw are short term consequences of falling behind on a mortgage that could have long-run implications for that person's health.
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While this information may seem like common sense, this study is one of the only examples where such "common sense" has actually been confirmed scientifically.
Well, I'm glad research like this sometimes sees the light of day.

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