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This Week In Health News

Every Wednesday, The S-Life Mag will make sure you’re in the know about the latest scientific studies and current events pertaining to health, wellness, nutrition and more. This is the stuff you need to know for your body, mind and soul!

 

TOP STORY!

  • Many questions surround mammograms, like when to start getting them, how often to get them and when to stop getting them. New research may have an answer for at least that last point—it seems there’s no reason to stop getting your breasts checked once you’ve reached the common cut-off age of 75.

 

MORE GOOD STUFF…

  • Sex, drugs, rock and roll…and worship? A study found that spiritual thoughts and feelings trigger the brain’s reward system similarly to common vices. 

 

  • If you’re still feeling sluggish after the holiday weekend, here’s a little inspiration to get up and move that beautiful body of yours. A study of the Hadza hunter-gatherer tribe in Tanzania suggests an active lifestyle that includes plenty of walking and lifting protects the heart into old age, leading researchers to conclude that that human bodies are meant to move.

 

  • Older adults who experience memory lapses and confusion often panic that it’s a sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. But experts say that especially among people between the ages of 50 and 65, it’s much more likely to be run-of-the-mill brain fog caused by lifestyle conditions like stress and lack of sleep (and diet, we might add).

 

  • Blame your holiday season hangovers on your genes—specifically, a gene called beta-Klotho, which researchers think may explain why some people like to imbibe more than others.

 

  • Texas has become the second state in the U.S. to report local transmission of the Zika virus.

 

  • Homeopathic remedies for children’s ear and teething pain from the brand Raritan have been recalled due to the potential presence of a potentially toxic ingredient called belladonna, also known as deadly nightshade.

 

  • A clinical trial for an experimental HIV vaccine is set to begin in South Africa.

 

 

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