Sadness, apathy, preoccupation–these traits come to mind when people think about depression, the world’s most frequently diagnosed mental disorder. Yet there’s new evidence that depression has a positive side-effect: Depressed people perform better in certain types of tasks. Should this make you happy?
Food kills one person every 2 hours in the US alone–usually from bacteria like the recent E. Coli that has stricken Germany. In the June 17th edition of the Independent, Jeremy Laurance writes that "Resistant genes for toxic forms of E.coli can jump from animal to human strains. The outbreak of a virulent antibiotic-resistant strain of E.coli in Germany last month, which has claimed 39 lives and left more than 3,300 people requiring hospital treatment, has been blamed on the overuse of antibiotics in farming."
Due to an irrecoverable error, William Henry’s interview of Dr. Robin Kelly about his book the Human Antenna cannot be run at this time. Therefore, we are repeating last week’s program and will offer the interview with Dr. Kelly as soon as possible.