Media Mash: ‘Don’t Feed Me’ tees, Bloomberg’s new campaign & poop as art


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Photo: ABC News

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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.



  • The government is giving up its fight with cigarette makers to include large, graphic labels on the packaging. Dang, we were looking forward to seeing pictures of decayed teeth! [The Washington Post]


  • Poop as art? Sure, why not? The idea behind this art project is to show how much the food we ingest affects our body. Point taken! [Gizmodo]


  • The latest fashion for kids: “Don’t Feed Me” T-shirts that alert others to children’s food allergies. [ABC News]


  • On Sunday, Julie Weiss is running her 52nd marathon in a year to raise to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer. Wow, that’s a lot of running! [Los Angeles Times]


  • Researchers have found that two nutrients may have a major impact on PMS — one may increase symptoms and one could decrease symptoms. [Discovery]


  • Should we invest in more resources to counter asteroids and comets, or should we just pray that they don’t smash into the Earth? [NBC]


  • Who cares about the Oscars when you’ve got the James Beard Awards for best cookbooks? [Eater]


  • Marriage will keep you healthy, until one of you gets sick. [Time Healthland]


  • Looking to eat a little less? Here are 9 natural appetite suppressants to lower your urge to nosh. [Health]


  • We’ve all heard about group therapy for psychiatric issues, sure. But group therapy for medical conditions? [National Public Radio]


  • Could yoga actually help with depression? It did for this cancer survivor. [CNN]


  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new campaign: He wants stores to put cigarettes out of public sight. [New York Times]