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!
- This. Is. HUGE. Birth control pills will now be available over-the-counter in Oregon. California is expected to be the next state to follow suit.
- In addition to our own bodily health, we also have to care for the health of our earth. On that note, here's a heartfelt message from someone very special. Take heed.
- Research finds sugar can increase your risk of certain cancers. The moral of this story? Eat more greens and less of the refined sweet stuff.
- Find a sense of purpose, live longer. So says a study that finds altruism may be a factor in wellness and longevity.
- Just in time for all those New Year’s resolutions, U.S. News and World Report released their ranking of the best diets of the year, determined after consulting a panel of health experts. They didn’t ask us, for some reason, but we say skip the diets and make clean eating—and living—a lifestyle.
- A new study offers reassurance to women and couples considering—or in the midst of—fertility treatments. It suggests children born via assisted reproductive technology aren’t necessarily more likely to have developmental problems.
- Medical researchers conducted a large-scale study of twins and discovered new insights into how genetics influence cancer risk.
- This’ll put you in a New York (altered) state of mind: a statewide medical marijuana program kicks off this week.
- Ever wonder why we encourage present, mindful eating? Well, now you know.
- Back off the kids and teens: that’s what the CDC is saying to e-cigarette advertisers. Agreed—they’ve got enough peer pressure to deal with.