Currently Creasing: Week of October 7
Here’s what our team has for you to bookmark & read this week
How False Beliefs in Physical Racial Difference Still Live in Medicine Today: Thomas Jefferson listed what he proposed were “the real distinctions which nature has made,” including a lack of lung capacity. From the NYT’s 1619 project.
Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze: Demand for ‘healing’ crystals is soaring – but many are mined in deadly conditions in one of the world’s poorest countries. And there is little evidence that this billion-dollar industry is cleaning up its act.
Why stress and anxiety aren't always bad: Expecting to always feel happy and relaxed a recipe for disappointment
When Efforts To Eat 'Clean' Become An Unhealthy Obsession: Whether it's gluten or dairy, many people avoid certain types of foods these days. Sometimes food avoidance can take over people's lives and veer into an eating disorder.
Want to Learn More About Breast Cancer? Read This Book: A 35-year-old journalist responded to her diagnosis with questions — lots of them. In “Radical,” she delivers the facts and the story of her treatment.
How Employers Make It Impossible for Working Women to Breastfeed: Many low-wage workers are confined to filthy bathrooms, can’t get breaks and even lose their jobs trying to pump.
New “Guidelines” Say Continue Red Meat Consumption Habits, but Recommendations Contradict Evidence: A controversial “dietary guidelines recommendation” published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that adults can continue to consume red meat and processed meat at current levels of intake.