Stressed Seniors Ripe for Fatal Strokes

A recent study involving Chicago seniors shows that depression, stress, and a negative outlook on life may predict the risk of dying from a hemorrhagic stroke, but not an ischemic stroke. The most distressed seniors were 2.97 fold (P < 0.0001) more likely to die from a stroke compared to the least distressed after almost…

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Fewer Deadly Strokes in Cohesive Neighborhoods?

Using individual's perceptions of social cohesiveness in their neighborhoods, researchers found that the higher the neighborhood-level social cohesion the lower the risk of fatal strokes. The better the knowledge of, and interactions with the neighbors, the lower the risk of dying from a stroke. Strangely, social cohesiveness had no impact on the number of strokes,…

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