Wireless headphones, like Apple’s popular AirPods, could be dangerous to human health, according to a petition signed by 250 scientists.1 The devices, which include not only AirPods but also other wireless Bluetooth headphones, bring a new level of function and convenience to those looking to listen to music, podcasts, audio books and more while on the go. Read more.
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In the world of natural wellness, medicinal mushrooms are renowned for possessing potent healing properties for both the body and mind. One of the most heralded and curious of these revered mushrooms is Cordyceps sinensis, or caterpillar fungus, which technically isn’t a mushroom at all. Cordyceps sinensis is a parasitic fungus that grows on caterpillar insect larvae, eventually consuming and mummifying its host. Read more.
500 trucks pass through one Newark intersection in an hour. Kids are paying the price. Air pollution has decreased in the U.S. over the past decade — but not everyone is breathing easier. Read more.
A placebo-controlled study of 1,732 people who took Centrum Silver once daily for three years showed that it modestly slowed memory and cognition decline. This effect was strongest among participants with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. The researchers suggested this was likely because these patients are more likely to be on medications that deplete nutrients like B12, selenium, and vitamin C. Read more.
An in-depth Politico report shows how powerful non-governmental organizations wielded incredible influence in shaping the global response to the COVID pandemic—with almost no oversight. The report notes that four global non-governmental organizations, all with ties to Bill Gates—the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, Gavi, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)—took on the role often played by national governments, except they aren’t accountable to democratic institutions. Read more.
…but we’re not out of the woods yet. Let’s keep up the pressure to protect access to the supplements you need to stay healthy. Action Alert! Last week, Congressional leaders reached an agreement for the reauthorization of FDA user fees—and the package does not include mandatory product listing for supplements, a regulation we’ve been writing about for the better part of a year that would bring us closer to a system in which quality supplements are regulated out of existence. Read more.
A box full of genetically modified mosquitoes successfully vaccinated a human against malaria in a trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study involved about 200 hungry mosquitos biting a human subject’s arm. Human participants placed their arms directly over a small box full of the bloodsuckers. Read more.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder, with Alzheimer’s disease taking the No. 1 spot. However, Parkinson’s has grown the fastest in terms of both prevalence and disability among neurological disorders and is now a leading cause of global disability, according to data published in Frontiers in Public Health. Read more.
The science has never been clearer: flaxseed deserves to be top of the list of the world’s most important medicinal foods. For just pennies a day it may protect against dozens of life-threatening health conditions. Read more.
Magnesium (Mg) is a natural mineral that may provide profound pain relief for severe pain such as in renal colic, neuropathic pain and migraines. Mg also fights inflammation, which can lead to multiple diseases from arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic disorders and spinal nerve injuries to gallbladder infections and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Read more.