Media Mash: Brogurt, anti-cyclist bias & vegetarian dating sites


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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.


  • Yet another European horse meat incident: This time it was found in Ikea meatballs. [Foodista]


  • Some of us are more likely to catch a cold than others. For those unfortunate souls, here’s one possible reason why. [Time Healthland]


  • Brogert. Because regular yogurt isn’t quite manly enough. [Gothamist]


  • A new survey finds that families who are struggling to afford quality food are sending their kids to school with cold chips or biscuits in their lunchbox. [FoodBev]


  • Ever wonder what the best and worst snack choices are at the movies? Wonder no more. [CNN]


  • Kids with food allergies are showing impaired growth because of their restricted diets. [Everyday Health]


  • The best way to avoid getting sick? It’s as easy as not touching your face. [Women’s Health]


  • “Damnit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a cook.” Or maybe both. Apparently, doctors who cook give better nutrition advice. [Los Angeles Times]


  • Here’s an uplifting story about how we’re getting screwed by the healthcare system. [Time Magazine]


  • Apparently there’s a serious bias against cyclists in Massachusetts — many believe they should ride on the sidewalks (WHAT?!) — and this could be affecting jurors’ judgment in cases involving traffic accidents. [Boston Globe]



  • New study shows that millennials are the most stressed out generation.  [Huffington Post]


  • The biggest food-related news of the week (besides the growing horse meat scandal): the Mediterranean diet significantly reduced rates of heart attacks and strokes, as compared to a low-fat diet. [Atlantic]


  • An incredible 87% of red snapper and 84% of canned “white” tuna was found to be mislabeled, according to a new study. [Mother Jones]