The Link Between Parkinson’s and Pesticides + Other Stories
As self-described wellness geeks, we spend plenty of time on the internet, tracking down new information about everything from meditation to the chemicals in our beauty products. In our weekly update, we share the best of the best with you, just in time to add them to your weekend reading list.
An important piece about the disturbing link between paraquat, a pesticide that’s banned in Europe but sold in the US, and Parkinson’s disease.
An interesting (if a bit technical) foray into cancer on the molecular level, and the different angles scientists are taking to develop new treatments.
A new study questioning World Health Organization guidelines on sugar consumption gets shot down by critics for sitting too close to the industry.
An insane statistic that’s been all over the internet this week: If male doctors had the same performance as females, we could save 32,000 lives per year. There’s lots to read into, not least of which is the fact that women doctors are also paid considerably less than their male counterparts.
A major investigative piece that’s equally critical of the problems with anonymous online therapy and the dangerous line many apps walk when it comes to hiring “independent contractors.” It’s a long read, but an important one.