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!
- ...But what about our smoothies?! Fungicide-resistant Panama Disease is threatening the entire South American banana crop.
- Applebee’s and IHOP are the latest restaurants to make a health-conscious effort focused on childhood obesity. The chains are removing soda from their kids’ menus.
- Research finds young adults who spend too much time vegging out in front of the TV and not enough time being active aren’t just running the risk of unhealthy weight gain and related ailments—they’re also frying their brains.
- Anyone up for post-Soulcycle wheatgrass margaritas at Dimes? Probably, according to a new study, which found that people who work out more also booze more.
- A new study takes a renewed, closer look at the very real link between loneliness and health decline (specifically, heightened inflammation and lower ability to fight infection). Some especially nourishing food for thought from this article: “The psychological and the physical are inextricably linked; mental illness is physical illness."
- Yet another really good reason to eat organic: research finds pesticides are as harmful to kids’ lungs as secondhand cigarette smoke.
- A man’s weight affects the quality of his sperm—and could influence the weight of his future kids. On a related note, a Sakara meal delivery program makes a great holiday gift for the dude in your life.
- Stay with us here: In discovering that an overdose drug may be able to treat people who suffer from a genetic condition that doesn’t allow them to feel pain, medical researchers stumbled upon a potential therapy for chronic pain.
- Proof that love conquers all? Maybe. A study finds women enjoy equally improved mental health from living with their partner as they do from marriage (while men, on the other hand, get a bigger boost from tying the knot than cohabitation).
- Herbal remedies FTW. Research shows that cannabidiol, an extract of the marijuana plant, may have anti-epileptic power.