The Origins of Pain + Other Stories
Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: why scientists are looking to the porcupine, how one man’s inability to feel pain is sparking new research on suffering, and a look at the rise of Candida auris.
A rare condition left a man unable to feel pain—and it’s giving scientists insight into the genetics of chronic pain and how it can be treated.
The New York Times
Health officials have warned that the overuse of antibiotic medications could lead to a global health threat. Now Candida auris, a fungus impervious to antifungal medications, is sweeping the globe, “adding a new and frightening dimension to a phenomenon that is undermining a pillar of modern medicine.”
Researchers have unveiled how childhood trauma can have a direct link to major depressive disorder in adults, which opens up “the possibility of targeted diagnosis.”