Empathy May Reside in Your DNA

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Your ability to “feel” the emotions of others lies partly in your genes, new research suggests. The British study, of nearly 47,000 adults, found that genes seemed to explain 10 percent of the variance in empathy from one person to another. And some of those genes are also…

Opioid ODs Outpacing Other 'Deaths of Despair'

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Though fewer Americans are dying from alcohol abuse, suicide and murder, opioid overdose deaths have risen dramatically in recent decades, a new report finds. And some regions of the United States are bearing the brunt of these “deaths of despair,” the researchers discovered. “Unless more effective policies are…