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Health in the News: 5/6-5/19

Zoë Furlong May 19, 2015

We religiously follow articles and news about toxic chemicals at Ursa Major HQ. But we're also keen on reading about health and wellness. We'll be sharing some of our favorite articles here on the Blog Cabin, along with our regular Toxics in the News series. What are some of your favorite resources for health articles? Share in the comments. 

Did you know that the Measles vaccination not only protects against measles, but reduces childhood deaths from other infections as well? The New York Times shares results from a recent study.

For those of us who spend a lot of our time sitting a desk, The New York Times share a new study that enforces the benefit of getting up and moving around more. Even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might substantially reduce the risk of premature death.

Stress doesn't always come from negative or obvious places. CNN explores 17 unexpected sources for stress. By recognizing these sources, we're better prepared for handling our stress.

Whole Foods hopes to attract millennials with a spin-off chain featuring lower prices says NPR. The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."

The Washington Post shares news that the USDA is developing a new government label for GMO-free products. If approved, foods could carry a “USDA Process Verified” label along with a claim that they are free of GMOs. Many companies currently use a private label developed by a nonprofit group called the Non-GMO Project.

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