What's Happening Now: The Top Must Reads This Week in Health + Wellness
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!
- Sun’s out…don’t forget the SPF. A new study found that a layer of 30 goes a long way in protecting you against the deadliest form of skin cancer.
- Researchers may be a step closer to figuring out the genetic quirk that causes stuttering, meaning a cure could be within reach.
- You know those high-tech hand dryers? The ones that are supposed to be more hygienic than a good old fashioned paper towel dispenser? Yeah, about that…research found they’re actually way worse when it comes to spreading germs.
- In 2015, a.k.a. the post-Kylie-Jenner age, Americans got a record number of lip enhancements—more than 27,400. That’s a procedure every 19 minutes, FYI.
- Your childhood sweet tooth might come back to haunt you, in the form of a greater risk of obesity. (Craved chips over candy as a tot? You may be in the clear.)
- The Sakara Life is all about living (and eating) with balance, and it looks like our philosophy is rubbing off on the world at large. Mars Food announced that they’ll start labeling certain less-than-healthy products as being for “occasional” consumption only.
- Another day, another controversy about when you should get your first mammogram. According to the latest research, about half of women may benefit from getting the test at age 40, instead of waiting until 45 or 50, as current guidelines indicate.
- Your DNA might influence when you lose your virginity. Seriously.
- Frequent pill-poppers, listen up: A new study shines some unflattering light on antichoinergic drugs (i.e. the likes of Benadryl, Dimetapp, Paxil and Unisom). Specifically, they may be linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. Now would be a good time to investigate all-natural superherb remedies, hmm?