Your Health: Aug. 5, 2002

MEN, WOMEN, MEMORY Why do women remember lovers' quarrels that men can only dimly recall? A team of psychologists may have found the answer. They tested women and men for their ability to recall emotionally laden photos--guns, gravestones, dirty toilets--and found that the women's brains were significantly more active and their recollections stronger. The findings suggest that women are wired to feel and recall emotions more keenly than men.

TURNING POINT E. coli has overtaken group B streptococci as the most common bacterial blood infection among new-borns. Strep infections fell sharply after doctors began administering antibiotics during delivery; E. coli is...

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