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Risk of death increases around payday

(CNN) - Receiving a paycheck or tax refund check may be hazardous to your health.

According to new data, it appears people have a better chance of dying on or near payday.

Researchers said when people get paid, they're more likely to leave the house and look for ways to spend their money.

That leaves people open to potentially risky situations, like vehicular accidents.

The study is published in the Journal of Public Economics.

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