Your Crushing Loneliness Might Be Making You Sick

New research presented this week at the annual meeting of the Insult to Injury Papercut Society suggests that chronic loneliness can have a negative effect on our immune systems. Awesome, guys. I mean, can we not give the lonely people one break? Now they have to have mono too? With no one to bring them soup? It's a… » 1/22/13 2:40pm 1/22/13 2:40pm

Women's Stronger Immune Systems Leave Men Feeble, Sad

There may be a few people lingering out there still claiming that women are the weaker sex, but science has proved them wrong yet again. As if women's superhuman power to endure pain were not enough, now a new study has found that we also have superior immune systems when compared with men. It all boils down to… » 9/28/11 11:10am 9/28/11 11:10am

Neanderthal Sex Could Be The Cause Of Autoimmune Disorders

Humans may have acquired certain immune system genes by breeding with Neanderthals. And while these genes may have helped them avoid diseases, they might be the cause of others. » 8/25/11 7:15pm 8/25/11 7:15pm

Italian Court Overturns Berlusconi's Immunity

Yesterday Italy's Constitutional Court overturned a law making Silvio Berlusconi immune from prosecution — he may now face corruption charges. Berlusconi subsequently said comedians, the court, the Italian President, and "72% of the press" were "out to get him." [Time] » 10/08/09 6:30pm 10/08/09 6:30pm

Scientists: Opposites Genes Attract In Mate Selection

A new study by Brazilian researchers goes into more detail as to why people are more likely to choose a mate whose genetic makeup is different from their own. » 5/26/09 9:30am 5/26/09 9:30am