Wellness

The Methane Mystery + Other Stories

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.

  • Saving the Teeth of Patients with Special Needs

    Saving the Teeth of Patients with Special Needs

    The New York Times

    People with special needs often receive substandard dental care or lack access to it altogether. A new center at NYU is working to change that.

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  • Riding a Wave of Sound

    Riding a Wave of Sound

    Proto Mag

    The blood-brain barrier helps ward off most pathogens, and the same defense also poses a challenge when doctors try to treat brain disorders. Researchers believe they can break through the barrier with the help of sound waves.

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  • The Methane Detectives: On the Trail of a Global Warming Mystery

    The Methane Detectives: On the Trail of a Global Warming Mystery

    Undark

    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.

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  • Humility Is the First Step toward a Healthier World

    Humility Is the First Step toward a Healthier World

    Scientific American

    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.

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