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!
- A good reason to eat the rainbow: Anthocyanins, a.k.a flavonoids that give dark red foods (like berries) their antioxidant powers, have been linked to weight loss.
- Got the winter blues? Not so fast, says a new study that casts doubt on the whole seasonal depression thing.
- Babies born via C-section miss out on exposure to microbiome-boosting bacteria, but new practices in the delivery room may change that. And speaking of good bacteria, another study found using deodorants and antiperspirants may alter your underarm microbes (sexy, we know).
- No big news here, but in case you were wondering, YES, indoor tanning is still bad for you.
- This is pretty fascinating: A growing body of evidence sheds light on how our tastes for different foods are developed…and socioeconomic status may play a vital role.
- The World Health Organization says a so-called sugar tax could curb childhood obesity.
- Trying to limit your exposure to potentially harmful plastics? Be warned: common BPA substitutes may not be any safer.
- Get up-to-date on the latest changes to the CDC’s recommendations about the HPV vaccine.
- Stereotype, meet reality. Smoking pot might be damaging your memory (but don’t worry, your problem-solving skills will remain intact).
- Load up on fiber, ladies—it could help you fend off breast cancer.
SUPERBOWL BONUS ROUND: Watching the big game at a party this weekend? Hope you got a flu shot.