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!
- Expert advice seems to waver constantly on the subject of coffee—is it healthy or not? Is it a potent source of antioxidants (note: true), or taxing to the precious adrenals (note: also true)? Now, research suggests caffeine may have anti-inflammatory powers, which could explain its various and widely reported healing effects. Until the next research study comes around, we’re going with “healthy.”
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- Spice things up a bit (by eating hot chili peppers) and you might just live longer, according to a study.
- If you woke up feeling a little bummed out this Monday morning, you might have thought it was because the third Monday in January is widely considered the most depressing day of the year. But despite the short days, cold temps and general post-holiday malaise in mid-January, experts say any “science” behind so-called Blue Monday has been debunked.
- New national guidelines suggest that feeding peanuts to babies in infancy could prevent them from developing a serious allergy.
- A poll revealed parents are unsure about when to keep their sick little ones home from school.
- Diagnosed with asthma? Chances are, you may not actually have it.
- The CDC has reported that a woman in Nevada died last September after contracting a rare bacterial infection that is 100% resistant to all FDA-approved drugs. The news highlights the seriousness of antibiotic overuse, which can lead to such drug-resistant superbugs.
- The nationwide abortion rate is currently at an all-time low since the procedure was legalized by Roe v. Wade in 1973.
- Experts from the American Association of Neurology say cannabis has a lot of potential as a pain-relieving therapy for MS patients. The problem? Because of obvious regulatory issues, studying the effects of the plant is difficult.