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How meditation reduces the risk of inflammation and disease

Meditation has been linked with numerous health benefits and measurable positive physical changes. While some criticize it as “navel-gazing,” calling it too “new-age” or a waste of time, the truth is that meditation brings a range of benefits to the body, mind and spirit. Mindfulness meditation, in particular, seems to have the ability to prevent disease and the internal inflammation that gives rise …

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Air pollution associated with increased heart attack risk despite ‘safe’ levels

London, UK – 30 Aug 2015: Particulate matter and NO2 air pollution are associated with increased risk of severe heart attacks despite being within European recommended levels, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Jean-Francois Argacha, a cardiologist at University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel-Vrije Universiteit Brussel), in Belgium.1 “Dramatic health consequences of air pollution were first described in …

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Why Jamie Dimon Is One of the Biggest Economic Polluters in America By Lynn Stuart Parramore

Ed Kane, a professor of finance at Boston College and grantee at the Institute for New Economic Thinking [3], studies the dangerous risk-taking of giant banks. He sees the cultures of Wall Street and regulators coming together to turn taxpayers into victims of theft and great harm. Like extreme drunk drivers before MADD or smokers on airplanes prior to the 1980s ban, …

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1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss

Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events, according to WHO. Hearing loss has potentially devastating consequences for physical and mental health, education and employment. According …