Scientists embark on study to learn why firefighters have heart attacks
Researchers will closely monitor 50 firefighters over the two-year study
By Craig Brown
EDINBURG, Scotland — Scientists are to investigate why firefighters are more at risk from heart attacks than any other emergency service workers.
• Scientists to investigate why firefighters at higher risk of heart attacks than other emergency service workers
• Firefighters far more likely to suffer heart attack than smokers'
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