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Common Parasite Linked To Suicide Risk

Testing positive for a common parasite that lives in the bodies of 10 - 20% of Americans is linked to a sevenfold higher risk of attempted suicide according to new research. This was the main finding of a study appearing in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry that supports growing evidence linking infection by the Toxoplasma gondii parasite to suicide attempts...

Stress May Cause Illness By Changing Genes

A new study suggests that acute psychological stress, which is known to increase the risk of physical and mental illness, may do so by altering the control of genes. A report on the study, thought to be the first to show that stress alters the methylation of DNA and thus the activity of certain genes, appeared online in the journal Translational Psychiatry on 14 August...

Psoriasis Treatments May Protect The Heart

A study published Online First in JAMA's journal Archives of Dermatology reveals that using tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors for treating psoriasis is linked to a considerably lower risk for heart attacks or myocardial infarction compared to other forms of treatment...

U.S. Physicians Commonly Have Symptoms Of Burnout

At least 45.8% of physicians have one symptom of burnout, according to a national survey of burnout in physicians from all specialty disciplines. The study is published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine...

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