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This Week In Health News

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!


  • While your genes do have some sway when it comes to your health, research suggests your lifestyle can go a long way towards tipping the scales in your favor—and that your DNA doesn’t necessarily control your destiny. Case in point: Even those people with high genetic risk for heart disease can reduce said risk by eating a plant-rich diet, exercising regularly and not smoking. The other side of the coin? Even if you have healthy genes, an unhealthy lifestyle can cut those benefits in half.


  • In the wake of last week’s election, women nationwide are concerned about the future of birth control access, leading many to reevaluate their options. Considering a new, long-term option? Here’s a helpful roundup on the different IUD options.
  • New recommendations from a government task force may mean more people taking statin drugs to prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • You don’t have to do yoga for an hour a day. You don’t have to hold yourself to a strict meditation practice. All you have to do is breathe. Research has shown that controlled breathing has the power to calm the nervous system, cut down on stress, improve immunity and help your mood. Just. Breathe.
  • Another very good reason to eat your fiber-rich, digestion-supporting greens: A new study found a link between constipation and kidney failure.
  • The year in which you were born could influence your susceptibility to certain flu strains.
  • A new study confirms what you may have already experienced if you’re guilty of scrolling through Instagram or checking emails from bed. Yep, using your smartphone at bedtime is associated with poorer sleep quality.
  • How your brain processes trauma is different whether you’re male or female, according to research.








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