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!
- A new analysis reveals that not only does the United States spend more money on healthcare than any other country worldwide, but a large chunk of that spending goes toward treating chronic and often preventable conditions. Diabetes ranks #1 when it comes to personal health spending, followed by heart disease. What we find particularly interesting? That both of these conditions can be prevented by lifestyle choices like diet and physical activity.
MORE GOOD STUFF…
- If the threat of a worldwide Ebola outbreak keeps you up at night, rest assured by the news that an experimental vaccine against the disease has been found to be 100% effective.
- Cosmetics may be getting cleaner. The FDA has proposed new regulations on the amount of lead allowed in lipstick, eye shadow, body lotion and other products.
- A new breath test can diagnose 17 different diseases, from MS and Crohn’s to ovarian cancer and Parkinson’s.
- Gastric bypass, a common surgical weight-loss procedure, may come with some unintended long-term side effects, including food aversion and a variety of gastrointestinal issues. While medical experts knew this was possible in the first year after the surgery, new evidence suggests the effects may persist.
- Consider this something to look forward to: Research suggests that contrary to popular belief, sex may actually get better as you age.
- Medical researchers are commencing clinical trials on an injectable HIV prevention drug.
- A fish oil supplement during pregnancy may lower your child’s risk of asthma, according to new research.