Media Mash: Doc who resurrects people, cheap healthy food & face-sized spiders


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Vitals_DocWhoResurrectsPeopleHellaWella’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.


  • Turns out the stuff in your toolbox can make cooking easier. [Men's Health]


  • Can healthy AND tasty fast food really exist, or is it just wishful thinking? [New York Times]


  • Picture of the week: A firefighter giving water to a young koala bear during bush fires in Australia. [Twitter]


  • Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Scientists found a way to make the heavenly food with half the fat. [New York Daily News]


  • We don't mean to alarm you, but a new study shows that global warming is making wine production difficult. Help us, Al Gore! [Guardian]


  • Scientists may have figured out why babies born in May have a higher risk of multiple sclerosis. [National Public Radio]


  • In case you were thinking of vacationing in Sri Lanka, check out these face-sized spiders scientists just found there. [Time]


  • There's a lot of discussion about poop and space lately. There are things in space what are unknown to us — and maybe they should stay that way. [PC Magazine]


  • A New York state doctor has brought back to life patients who have been dead for hours. [Newser]


  • Virgin Atlantic is committing to sustainable in-flight food — all of its worldwide caterers will have been rated by the Sustainable Restaurant Association by the end of the year. [Environmental Leader]


  • A campaign to prod 10 retailers to pull potentially toxic products off their shelves starts this week. We hope they comply! [USA Today]


  • Everyone loves food truck fare. But how safe is it to grab your lunch from one? [CNN]


  • If you’ve ever wanted to know what nutritionists eat, here’s one who spilled the beans. [Health]


  • Strapped for cash? Try one of these 44 healthy foods for under $1. [Greatist]