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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!

TOP STORY!

  • All too often, work (or, you know, after-work drinks) gets in the way of our weekday workouts. But that’s ok, according to a new study that suggests you can get all the benefits of exercise even if you cram a week’s worth of workouts into one or two days (i.e. the weekend...between brunch plans, obviously).

MORE GOOD STUFF…

  • Ageless skin with no Botox or lasers? We’re listening… Researchers have discovered a way to regenerate fat cells, which could not only lead to effective anti-wrinkle treatments, but also encourage scarless wound healing.

 

  • When breakfast is Sakara waffles, we can’t imagine why you’d skip it, but the fact remains that some people just aren’t hungry in the morning. Nothing to worry about, according to experts, who say the idea that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day” is a common misconception.

 

  • A report found that under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, more women got mammograms, which are key to early breast cancer detection. However, a separate study (out of Denmark) suggests that might not necessarily be a good thing. It found that widespread mammography could be contributing to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer in women with non-aggressive tumors.

 

  • A U.S. government task force has doubled down on their recommendation that pregnant women (and those who want to be) should take folic acid supplements to prevent birth defects.

 

  • A new study makes a case for daily naps. It found that an hour of sleep in the afternoon boosts memory and thinking abilities.

 

  • Rates of death from cancer in the U.S. are down 25% since 1991, according to a new report.

 

  • Regular consumption of red meat is linked to an inflammatory gut condition called diverticulitis. You know what’s great for healing the gut? Yep…greens.

 

  • If ‘that time of the month’ brings mood swings, anxiety, pain and other symptoms that are so severe they disrupt your day-to-day life, your genes may be to blame. Scientists believe a genetic mutation could be responsible for PMDD, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a severe form of run-of-the-mill PMS.

 

  • Cavity fillings could be a thing of the past thanks to an experimental new treatment that uses an Alzheimer’s drug to stimulate tooth stem cells, encouraging them to repair and regenerate themselves.

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