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December 2nd

The Mercury Crisis

FRONTLINE – The Peruvian gold rush has done more than just transform the landscape of a section of the Amazon that’s about twice the size of New York City. Mercury used in the mining process to help make flecks of gold bind together has caused a health crisis.

December 2nd

Gut Microbes Linked to Neurodegenerative Disease

The Scientist – Many people with Parkinson’s disease have digestive symptoms like constipation years before they have neurological symptoms, and scientists have found differences in the gut microbiome compositions of patients with Parkinson’s disease and healthy controls.