What's Happening Now: The Top Must-Reads In Health + Wellness this Week
Every week, 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!
- What's all this talk about “playing God"? Experts are meeting in Washington this week to discuss the prospects of human gene editing. Research in this field could potentially have the power to eliminate certain deadly diseases, but the ethical implications are cause for debate...
- This is a good thing: The number of new diabetes cases in the U.S. is on the decline for the first time in decades.
- The makers of Kind Bars are going up against the FDA in a bid to get the government organization to change its labeling requirements for so-called “healthy” foods. Specifically, Kind thinks the fats in ingredients like fruit, nuts and whole grains shouldn’t count.
- A recent study highlights the significance of the microbiome, and the fact that everyone’s ecosystem of healthy bodily bacteria is unique. The takeaway? Diets are not one-size-fits-all.
- Is this the end of the Mars vs. Venus debate? A new study finds brains aren’t inherently “male” or “female.”
- This week, a new law went into effect requiring chain restaurants in NYC to label foods with high sodium levels. Dishes with more than 2,300 milligrams of salt—about a teaspoon, a.k.a. the recommended daily intake—will be indicated with a salt shaker icon.
- Can your metallic flash tat do this? Software developer Chaotic Moon is working on high-tech tattoos that monitor and collect biometric data from your body.
- Ever notice how cuddling up with a furry friend gives you immediate good vibes? Research shows canine companionship may lower kids’ anxiety levels (and our own anecdotal evidence suggests it has a similar effect on adults).
- Your date is apparently under the impression that overeating turns you on. Men eat 93% more pizza when in the presence of a woman, according to a study. Hot?