Health Highlights, Nov. 3, 2021

Study refutes notion that a little drinking is healthy. For years, data has suggested that a glass or so each day of wine, beer or other alcohol might be better for your health than not drinking at all. But new German research casts doubt on the idea. Read more

Women less prone to ask for extensions when deadlines loom. In a series of studies, researchers found that women were less likely than men to ask for extra time to complete a work or school task. That could be adding to their stress levels, experts say. Read more

Gene tests show transmission of COVID-19 from human to pets. An Arizona man infected his dog and cat with the new coronavirus, according to a new case study that researchers say is the first in the United States to use genetics to document such transmission. Read more