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What's Happening Now: This Week's Top Must-Reads In Health + Wellness

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! 



  • The World Health Organization is giving countries like Mexico and Hungary props for taxing sugary beverages—and urging other nations to follow suit. Why? It works: Research shows that raising prices on these unhealthy products by 20% or more reduces consumption and improves health, and that it’s a worthy effort in the fight against obesity. On a related note, a report throws major shade at nearly 100 health organizations for accepting funding from Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Um, conflict of interest much?



  • While the news that seven out of 10 deaths are the result of unhealthy diets and lifestyles isn’t exactly heartening, what it does mean is that your health and future are in your hands.
  • What’s in YOUR medicine cabinet? New research finds Americans are putting down the multivitamins in favor of supplements like probiotics, fish oil and Vitamin D.
  • The Sakara Life is about eating real food and loving it, so we probably don’t really need to explain why meal replacement product Soylent isn’t really our thing. However, if we needed another reason to avoid the stuff, this would be it: The company’s new bars aren’t exactly sitting well with consumers. Can we interest you in a Sakara bar instead?
  • In countries across the globe, tick bites are triggering severe meat allergies. Experts say the reaction is related to the victim’s immune system reacting to proteins in tick saliva.
  • While a grueling workout sometimes feels like the best cure for a bad mood, a new study shows that exercising when you’re angry or upset could trigger a heart attack! Pro tip? If you’re feeling heated, try a gentle, meditative yoga class instead of boot camp.

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