This Week In Health News
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!
- Um, finally. Republicans in the Senate have at long last rolled out the first suggested replacement for the Affordable Care Act, which would give individual states more power over health care policy. While Donald Trump campaigned heavily on the promise of repealing the substantial law, what’s been notably missing is any evidence of something to take its place.
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- Keep up those annual pap tests…a report finds cervical cancer death rates are higher than previously thought. Not only that, but there appears to be a significant disparity in cervical cancer deaths between black and white women.
- The idea that you’re more likely to get sick if you go out in the cold might seem like an old wives’ tale, but there may be something to it. According to research, flu outbreaks tend to follow winter’s first stint of cold weather.
- Ever heard that sitting is the new smoking? It might sound extreme, but a new study suggests too much sitting (and not enough physical activity) can actually accelerate aging. If you sit all day and don’t counter the ill effects with exercise, it can result in cells that are eight years older than their chronological age.
- Altering the makeup of the gut microbiome could hold the key to treating autism, according to new research.
- UK food scientists are making waves this week with their warning that eating burnt foods (like toast) should be avoided, because of a potentially cancer-causing chemical called acrylamide, which results from cooking starchy foods at high temperatures.
- If model Hanne Gaby Odiele’s announcement that she’s intersex was the first time you heard that particular term, you’re not alone…it’s a little known, yet not uncommon classification for people who are born with sexual anatomy that isn’t typically or definitively male or female.