Parasitic Worm May Increase Women’s Fertility, Study Suggests. Women who are infected with a certain parasitic worm may be more likely to become pregnant, according to a new study. Time Healthland, 11/20/2015.
There’s a Gene Mutation That Makes You a Reckless Drunk, Study Suggests. New research suggests there may be a genetic explanation for why some people are more likely to get out of control under the influence of alcohol. Time Healthland, 11/19/2015. (Also see Genetics)
Newly Discovered Bacteria Can Resist All Antibiotics. A mutation discovered in people and livestock in China makes bacteria resistant to last-resort drugs. Time Healthland, 11/19/2015. (Also see Arthritis Treatments)
Light Therapy Might Work for Non-Seasonal Depression Too. A new study shows that people whose depression symptoms are not seasonal may also benefit from bright light therapy. Time Healthland, 11/18/2015. (Also see Depression)
Are pets in the bedroom a problem for sleep? There are many potential health benefits to pet ownership, but a good night’s sleep may not necessarily be one of them, a small study suggests. Reuters Health, 11/20/2015. (Also see Sleep Disorders)
Is the search for happiness over? Experts discover the part of the brain that determines how cheerful we are. People who scored higher on contentment surveys had a bigger precuneus — a part of the brain normally associated with consciousness. Mail Online, 11/21/2015. (Also see Coping Strategies)
It’s NOT all in your head, daily life IS hard but anxiety CAN be good for you. Stress manifests itself differently in different people — but it's not all equal. Mail Online, 11/18/2015. (Also see Stress)
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