Media Mash: 20-legged marathon record, Vaseline armor & THC’s effect on HIV


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HellaWella’s Media Mash is a weekly feature listing the latest and most interesting health-and-wellness stories we’ve read in the past week, pulled from the Web and linked for your convenience.



  • We’ve all turned to an ice cream overdose under stress. But a new study suggests that stress can also lead to good habits. [Time Healthland]


  • This is by far the weirdest birthing plan we’ve ever heard. [LiveScience]


  • We love granola, but it can be full of sugar and fat. If you’ve got a craving, here are 16 healthier granola recipes. [Health.com]


  • There’s evidence that deaf people think in highly sophisticated ways before being exposed to language. [The Week]


  • Someone recently decided to make weird armor out of Vaseline. Because why not? [Imgur]


  • Put that inkjet cartridge aside and grab those cells instead. 3-D printers might be able to print out a transplantable kidney. [BBC]


  • A Philadelphia researcher a has discovered that the THC in marijuana can help keep HIV from entering the brain. [CBS]


  • Amazon has been offering same-day grocery delivery in Seattle since 2007, but now the company is working on expanding its Amazon Fresh business nationwide. [Business Insider]


  • A California doctor and ordained Pentecostal minister have been sentenced to 14 years in prison for selling a fake cancer cure. This kind of news is exactly why we need cute animals gifs on the Internet. [Christian Post]


  • It’s good for you, it’s bad for you, it’s good for you. The coffee debate keeps raging, and this latest article discusses caffeine addiction and the wisdom — or lack thereof — of adding caffeine to things like gum and jelly beans. [BBC]


  • Ten guys now hold the new Guinness record for fastest linked marathon by a group of runners tied together with leashes around their waists. They finished in an impressive 2:55:23. [Runner's World]


  • The U.S. Postal Service says almost 5,900 mailmen and women were attacked by dogs last year. Find out if your city made their list of most bitten-in cities. [USA Today]


  • There are so many sunscreen choices on the shelves, but skin cancer diagnoses continue to increase. New FDA labeling on sunscreen bottles will hopefully make it easier to find the right amount of protection for you. [New York Times]