Stroke risk doubled in patients with depression.

Stroke risk doubled in patients with depression, GPs warned By Siobhan Chan on the 13 May 2015 GPOnline GPs should monitor stroke risk in patients with recurring depression even if they no longer have symptoms, research suggests Stroke: coloured PET scan of a stroke patient's brain (Photo: Science Photo Library) Patients over 50 with recurring [...]

Weak grip can predict heart attacks.

Weak grip can predict heart attacks, researchers find By Siobhan Chan on the 14 May 2015 GPOnline The strength of a patient's grip is a better indicator of heart problems than BP, researchers have said. Handshake: strength of grip predicts heart risk People with a weak grip are more likely to have a heart attack [...]