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Fracking Linked to Asthma Attacks

A seven-year study in fracking-heavy Pennsylvania found that people living close to a fracking site were up to four times more likely to suffer asthma attacks.

Silence De-Stresses the Brain

Studies increasingly link noisy surroundings to stress hormones and cognitive difficulties in children.

Medical Errors Cause 250,000 Deaths a Year

Mistakes by doctors and communication breakdowns in hospitals are now estimated to cause a quarter of a million deaths annually in the United States.

Vitamin D3 Boosts Gut Health

Austrian subjects given large doses of vitamin D3 had fewer disease-bacteria in their gut and better immunity markers.

Less Sleep Brings on the Munchies

In a four-night University of Chicago study, young adults getting only four-and-a-half hours of sleep a night were significantly hungrier afterwards and more likely to snack heavily in the afternoon.

Calcium Pills Don’t Build Bone Health

Two prominent meta-studies have found that calcium in supplements have at most a tiny initial effect on bone density.

Omega-3s May Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer

High blood levels of DHA, EPA and DPA, found in fish oil supplements, increased prostate cancer risk by 43 percent in a recent study.

Ashwagandha Pumps Up Testosterone

The herb Ashwagandha raised testosterone levels and increased arm muscle mass in a study of 57 men between the ages of 18 and 50.

E-Cigarettes Produce Free Radicals

The electric coils that heat up the nicotine in e-cigarettes produce levels of reactive free radicals roughly similar to those found in heavily polluted air.

Awe and Wonder Prime Physical Health

Adults that reported feeling awe and wonder while walking in nature or listening to music had lower levels of an inflammation marker.
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