Wellness

The Detrimental Effects of Too Much Sound + Other Stories

The Detrimental Effects of Too Much Sound + Other Stories

Every week, we corral our favorite wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend reading.

  • “We Need Each Other”: Seniors Are Drawn to New Housing Arrangements

    “We Need Each Other”: Seniors Are Drawn to New Housing Arrangements

    The New York Times

    As baby boomers age, they’re confronted with many issues including mounting rent, loneliness, and a loss of independence. In a grassroots effort to help, a handful of companies are redefining home-sharing, creating opportunities for affordable living and companionship.

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  • Why Everything Is Getting Louder

    Why Everything Is Getting Louder

    The Atlantic

    Anyone with a loud neighbor knows that noise pollution is incredibly irritating. But as journalist Bianca Bosker uncovers, noise can be far more than just an assault on the ears: It can have real effects on our physical and mental health.

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  • For Lyme Vaccines: New Promise, Old Challenges

    For Lyme Vaccines: New Promise, Old Challenges

    Undark

    There is currently no human vaccine for Lyme disease. But twenty years ago there was one. While that vaccine was effective in preventing Lyme, it was pulled from the market over suspected adverse health effects. A new research effort hopes to pass a new version of the vaccine and combat the climbing rates of the disease.

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  • Pregnant Women Should Get Flu and Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Says

    Pregnant Women Should Get Flu and Whooping Cough Shots, CDC Says

    CNN

    The majority of pregnant women are opting out of vaccinations for the flu and whooping cough, according to a recent CDC report. Health officials warn that this low vaccination rate puts women and their babies at a high risk of contracting the contagious illnesses.

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