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U.S. health experts seek more study on ‘fracking’

WASHINGTON — A group of US medical professionals called Monday for a halt to a type of drilling for natural gas called “fracking” in populated areas until more is known about its health impacts. “When it comes to hydrofracking, our guiding principle for public policy should be the same as…

Study: Brain energy crisis may spark Parkinson’s

HEALTHBEAT: Failing energy factories in the brain suspected in illnesses like Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease may stem from an energy crisis in the brain, years before symptoms appear. If the research pans out, it points to a possible new approach for Parkinson’s: Giving a boost to a key power switch inside…