Blog | Monday, August 18, 2008

Medical News of the Obvious


Here is your weekly dose of Confirming What You Already Suspected...

People who take care of a spouse with dementia are more likely to be depressed than those who don't, according to a recent study in International Psychogeriatrics.

Your brain processes a person's face more efficiently if that person is looking straight at you than if his or her gaze is averted, a study out of Finland finds.

There are more house fire deaths in states where a higher percentage of people smoke at home, according to a CDC study in Injury Prevention.

And finally, that whole "beer goggles" thing, where people look better when you've had a bit to drink? It is officially for real, this study of English college students found.
I bet they had no trouble recruiting volunteers for that study...