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Traffic noise increases the risk of having a stroke

26 January 2011

Exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over, according to a study published online today (Wednesday 26 January) in the European Heart Journal.

Read the paper: Road traffic noise and stroke: a prospective cohort study

Published in European Heart Journal, Advance Access, 25 January 2011.

Read the press release here.

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Telegraph - Noise from road traffic 'increases stroke risk'

Daily Mail - The stress caused by living near a busy road: Noise of traffic can raise risk of stroke

Sky News - Traffic noise boosts risk of stroke

CNN - Does road traffic noise increase stroke risk?