Exercise benefit in breast cancer linked to improved immune responses

Good News Notes: “Exercise training may slow tumor growth and improve outcomes for females with breast cancer—especially those treated with immunotherapy drugs—by stimulating naturally occurring immune mechanisms, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have found. Tumors in mouse models of human breast cancer grew more slowly in mice put through their paces…

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches New Shepard rocket NS-15 test flight

Good News Notes: “Jeff Bezos’ private space company Blue Origin launched and landed the fifteenth test flight of its New Shepard rocket booster and capsule on Wednesday. The mission did not have passengers on board, although the capsule on top of the rocket is designed to carry as many as six people for future flights. Known…

Plant-Based Food Companies Going Beyond Meat

Good News Notes: “In 2009, when Ethan Brown started his vegan meat alternative company, Beyond Meat, he had big dreams for it. It’s unlikely though that he — or anyone else — could predict just how successful it would become. As of 2019, Beyond Meat’s products are sold in Whole Foods and at TGI Fridays restaurants around the…

Nampa’s in-school therapy partnerships lead to measurable success

Good News Notes: “Stephanie Lindholm’s usually happy boys were struggling. Her divorce from their father had been traumatic: not just the separation, but the turmoil and restraining orders that followed. The boys were scared, and acting out. Stephanie’s oldest son, 8, struggled to stay on task and didn’t want to engage with family activities. Her…

Million-tree mission hopes to fix reforestation flaws

Good News Notes: “It’s an environmental policy embraced by heads of state, multinational businesses and even leading climate sceptic Donald Trump: plant more trees to help the planet and slow global warming. But experts claim some recent mass tree-planting schemes have failed to reduce greenhouse gases when not done properly, and even harmed the environment….