Media Mash: Elderly bench-pressing, vegan lunches for the office, yoga vs. running


Related Articles

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.



  • A new study shows that women who live in highly polluted areas are more likely to have a kid with autism. [CNN]


  • The American Medical Association declared obesity a disease. Another way to feed Americans pills? Probably. [Los Angeles Times]


  • Two Indian tribes out West are partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Wildlife Research Center to control the wild dog population in a more humane way: by giving them birth control vaccinations. [Northwest Ohio]


  • National Blood Donor Day was June 14. Here are three reasons why you should consider donating. [Women's Health]


  • This study's findings may inspire you to wash your hands more than Lady Macbeth. Of those who bother to wash their hands after using the toilet, few actually bother to wash them properly. [New York Times]


  • A new study suggests that when it comes to our brains, yoga trumps running. [Greatist]


  • Scientists are getting closer to understanding this protein's role in memory loss. [Healthcare Today]


  • 1 man. 91 years old. 187.2 pounds bench-pressed. [NewsMax]


  • Ice cream actually makes your body hotter. Yes, seriously. [Time Healthland]


  • A woman woke up in a hospital after a car accident with a French accent — only she’s Australian. [Fox News]


  • Vegans, vegetarians and all you omnivores aiming for at least one "Meatless Monday" a week: Check out these delicious 25 vegan lunches you can take to work. [FitSugar]


  • Restaurants are re-organizing and preparing for more sustainable practices after Bloomberg announced a new plan to make New York City residents separate their food scraps for composting. [New York Times]