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Sitting Study Called Out for Weaknesses 
You may have encountered recent articles touting a study which claimed to show that long periods of sitting were detrimental to health. While different news outlets put slightly different spins on the story, most took the results at face value. Ars Technica dug a bit deeper, and found a study riddled with flaws and questionable in its conclusions: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09/the-new-study-suggesting-sitting-will-kill-you-is-kind-of-a-raging-dumpster-fire/

Common Cat Parasite Implicated in Human Neural Disorders 
While the threat posed by toxoplasmosis to pregnant women has been recognized for some time. Now it appears that the parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, may be responsible for a number of other human ills, in particular neurological disorders. Science Alert has the news: http://www.sciencealert.com/mind-altering-parasite-transmitted-by-cats-linked-to-several-brain-disorders

Shorting Sleep Shortens Life 
Many believe sleep deprivation is a global pandemic. Given that anything less than seven hours a night is considered such, there is reason for concern. Now, as the Guardian reports, there is reason to believe being short on sleep can spur problems from dementia to cancer: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/24/why-lack-of-sleep-health-worst-enemy-matthew-walker-why-we-sleep

When Bad Hospitals Get Good Accreditation 
As Ars Technica reports, a Wall Street Journal investigation “shows accreditation is basically meaningless—it doesn’t mean a hospital is safe.” https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09/hospital-watchdog-gives-gold-seal-of-approval-even-after-deaths-violations/