Health & Medicine





MRI Brain Scan

Brain Scans of Hoarders Reveal Why They Never De-Clutter

Source: Scientific American

Would you have trouble parting with your favorite things? A hoarder is a person who collects items and can’t discard any of them. Often, the homes of hoarders are completely full, with only enough room left to walk from room to room. A new study using brain scans helps shed light on why people behave this way.





San Francisco Skyline at Night

Finding connections to nature in cities is key to healthy urban living

Source: University of Washington

How does living in a big city, where there are relatively few opportunities to interact with the natural world, affect a person’s health? What’s it like to grow up in a place where city lights obscure the stars? This article explains why it’s important for urban dwellers to connect with nature.


Wildfire Near Housing Development

Climate Change Is A Public Health Emergency, Doctor Says. Here’s How To Respond

Source: WBUR

You may not think of climate change as an issue of public health. However, the doctors featured in this article view it as part of their responsibility to help to address the threats to human life and health posed by climate change, such as the devastation caused by increasingly severe wildfires.