Living with anxiety in the age of nonstop bad news.

Living with anxiety in the age of nonstop bad news.

In the digital age, bad news seems always at our fingertips. For people who are already prone to anxiety or depression, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the world’s problems. If Brexit didn’t hit you in the literal gut, perhaps it was this month’s mass shooting at a gay dance club in Orlando, Florida that shook you to your core. Or the possibility that Donald Trump could yet become the next president of the United States. Or this week’s tragic terror attack in Istanbul.

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How the mafia is causing cancer

How the mafia is causing cancer

When doctors in rural Italy began to see a surge in cancer cases, they were baffled. Then they made the link with industrial waste being dumped by local crime syndicates. Ian Birrell learns about the tragic consequences. A few days before I visited the rather scruffy Hospital of Saint Anna and Saint Sebastian in Caserta, a boy aged 11 arrived complaining of headaches. Doctors feared the worst – and sure enough, the case was rapidly diagnosed as another child with brain cancer.

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Girls are going through puberty earlier than ever before, with long-term health risks

Girls are going through puberty earlier than ever before, with long-term health risks

For many girls in the developed world, puberty is coming earlier than ever before, with studies showing that, on average, puberty is now starting for girls at around 10 years old – at least five years earlier than a century ago. There are several…

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Little to no association between butter consumption, chronic disease or total mortality

Little to no association between butter consumption, chronic disease or total mortality

An epidemiological study analyzing the association of butter consumption with chronic disease and mortality finds that butter was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with heart disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome is in your gut, not your head

Chronic fatigue syndrome is in your gut, not your head

Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn't alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert. Now, for the first time, researchers report they have identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood.

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