New & Now: May 20, 2011

Must-read health news and views from around the web

New & Now: May 20, 2011

Source: Web exclusive, May 2011

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Cosmetics industry needs a heavy metal makeover

Not a fan of the metallic look? You might be wearing it anyway. New research from Environmental Defence found varying levels of toxic metals in all of the 49 cosmetic products they tested. | Toronto Star

Love hurts – literally

A study using M.R.I. scanners to measure brain activity found that social rejection activated the same parts of the brain as physical pain. | New York Times

Know what’s in your file

Not only should you know your medical history, but you should have a copy of it too. Why it’s important to have access to your personal health records and how to understand your test results. | Meghan Telpner Blog

One more reason to enjoy that cup of java

Research from the Harvard School of Public Health reports men with a higher intake of coffee have a lower chance of developing prostate cancer. Six cups of regular or decaffeinated coffee reduces the risk of developing the most lethal form of prostate cancer by 60 percent. | Huffington Post

It’s all in your head

A new report in the Archives of Dermatology found no physical explanation for sufferers of Morgellons Disease or delusional infestations. | Reuters

Isn’t he full yet?

An American man has eaten a record 25,000 Big Macs. Don Gorske, 57, says he’s been eating two burgers a day for years. | BBC News

Australian trend growing in popularity

Planking, a trend that began down under, involves lying face down with arms by your side and legs straight. One man has died after he fell from a balcony while planking. | The Globe and Mail