New & Now: May 20, 2011
Must-read health news and views from around the web
Source: Web exclusive, May 2011
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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
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
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
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
A new report in the Archives of Dermatology found no physical explanation for sufferers of Morgellons Disease or delusional infestations. | Reuters
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
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