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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!

  • Proof that balance is the key to wellness (and that diets don’t work): A study found that extreme, accelerated weight loss—like the kind contestants on The Biggest Loser are encouraged to achieve—causes permanent damage to the metabolism that can hinder future weight loss efforts.
  • Can’t sleep? Talk it out before you start popping pills.
  • Want a mood boost, better sex, sounder sleep and less stress? (Um, yes.) Research suggests it’s not just what you eat, but how much.
  • If America wants to get serious about smoking, maybe we should take a tip from Australia, where cigarettes will soon cost more than $40 a pack.
  • Why clean beauty? Johnson & Johnson may be asking that question now that they’ve been ordered to pay $55 million in a lawsuit that alleges their baby powder causes cancer.
  • Doctors in the U.S. are giving out way too many antibiotics—and it could have serious health consequences. (BTW: Did you know that one course of antibiotics can alter your microbiome for a year?)


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