File this under "Something to Keep in Mind". A graphologist is conducting a study to find out whether handwriting can reveal the early signs of heart disease.
Graphologist Christina Strang compared handwriting samples of 61 cardiac patients in Englan with those of healthy people and found statistical differences in the two groups. Ms Strang says that when writing we rest the pen for milliseconds and these so-called "resting dots" could show possible heart malfunctions. Her research showed twice as many "resting dots" among the cardiac group.
Strang is following in the work of Professor Alfred Kanfer who was a handwriting consultant in the Austrian government in the early 1900s. A concentration camp survivor, Kanfer worked with the American Cancer Society in the 1950s exploring the possible early detection of malignant diseases through the analysis of handwriting.
Graphology, the study of handwriting, can reveal all sorts of interesting information about a person. Try your "hand" at it: