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!
- It’s no secret that women’s reproductive health is at risk under the Trump administration, leading many women to pursue more permanent options. New data shows that the number of women who either got an IUD or inquired about one in November and December of 2016 has gone up by 19%.
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- Maybe that whole “French women don’t get fat” thing is a myth after all. In an effort to curtail rising obesity rates, France is banning unlimited refills of soda and other sugary beverages.
- Researchers have created a computer algorithm that can detect skin cancer—and it’s just as adept as your dermatologist. The development may eventually result in earlier diagnoses and more effective treatment.
- Agriculture giant Monsanto may soon be required to label its controversial herbicide, Roundup, as a potential carcinogen. The major ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, has been ruled “probably carcinogenic to humans” by French researchers.
- Ever notice that your mind is clearer and you’re more focused after a workout? That’s because, according to research, aerobic exercise increases your brain’s neuroplasticity, a.k.a. its ability to reshape itself. If you are heading to the gym, make sure you crank up that playlist…a study shows music can actually boost your workout.
- New research lends credence to the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Specifically, it found a link between skipping the morning meal and an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
- Inter-species organ transplants could be on the horizon, now that scientists have successfully grown a part-human, part-pig embryo. Yep, you read that right.
- New research sheds light on why acid trips last so long.
- The FDA is advising parents not to give a particular brand of homeopathic teething remedy to their babies because it contains potentially unsafe levels of a toxic plant ingredient called belladonna.
- A good reason to get your eight hours tonight: If you don't, your immune system could take a hit, meaning you're more likely to get sick.