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Parasite Found in Cat Poop Linked to Rage Disorder

Toxoplasmosis has been linked to host of neurological disorders

(Newser) - People prone to angry outbursts are more than twice as likely to be infected with a common parasite called Toxoplasma gondii, which is often spread through cat feces. So report researchers in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , who looked for circulating antibodies to the parasite in 358 adults with intermittent... More »

Addicted to Your Phone? Blame Your Personality

You might be impulsive and impatient: study

(Newser) - There's no denying that humans are mad for their cellphones, but some are clearly more attached than others—and scientists now have a clearer understanding of why. Generally speaking, people who constantly check their phones have a problem controlling impulses, period, and they're not so great at delayed... More »

Gene Mutation May Turn Men Into Vicious Drunks

Genetic variant is linked to impulsive violence under influence of alcohol

(Newser) - Scientists believe they've discovered a genetic mutation that may turn usually mild-mannered individuals into obnoxious, violent brutes once they get drunk. The mutation is linked to a brain abnormality that may contribute to violently impulsive behavior under the influence of alcohol, reports the Telegraph . The mutation interferes with a gene,... More »

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