The Methane Mystery + Other Stories
Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: how scientists are using sound waves to treat brain diseases, a new center that’s changing the way people with special needs receive dental care, and a glimpse into the mysterious rise in atmospheric methane.
Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases—and the amount of it in the atmosphere has been increasing since 2007, posing a dire threat to our global climate. Researchers are grappling with why levels are continuing to rise with no signs of slowing down.
Despite stunning and unprecedented advances in medicine and science, diseases still threaten billions of people worldwide. Physician and epidemiologist Sandro Galea argues that tackling these global issues must begin with a dose of humility—and an understanding that we still have a long way to go when it comes to unraveling the complex forces that shape the health of individuals and communities.