Media Mash: Drinking age for coffee, cure for back pain & marijuana DUI limits


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Vitals_BaristaHandingCustomerCoffeeHellaWella’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.


  • Would it help if restaurants included how long it would take to work off their burger and fries on their menus? [Time Healthland]


  • Feeling stressed? It could be making you go gray. [Greatist]



  • While some of these might be questionable, the lion’s share of these 15 ways to burn calories without exercise are worth checking out. And not just cleaning the house or taking the stairs — wink, wink, wink and eyebrow waggle. [Likes.com]


  • Say what? Must be 21 to drink coffee? Maybe, depending on what the Food and Drug Administration finds in its upcoming investigation of caffeine, which may lead to coffee being regulated. [Atlantic]


  • An oldie but goodie, especially with summer around the corner, FitSugar reminds us what 100 calories’ worth of fruit actually looks like. [FitSugar]


  • Up to 40% of patients with chronic back pain could be cured with a course of antibiotics rather than surgery, in a medical breakthrough that one spinal surgeon says is worthy of a Nobel prize. [RawStory]


  • The Colorado Senate decided how high is too high to drive: THe marijuana DUI limit is now 5 nano grams per milliliter of marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient, THC. [9News]


  • A study has proven what we all already knew: We buy more junk food when we go to the grocery hungry. [BBC News]


  • Seems like lack of sleep is the source of a variety of health problems. A new study shows that men who suffer from insomnia have an increased risk of prostate cancer. [Los Angeles Times]


  • Houston is having a bit of a mollusk problem. A giant African land snail was found. Since they lay 100 eggs per month, more are expected to be found. [NBC News]