Media Mash: Electricity-generating gyms, apple cider recipes & how to identify strep


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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.

 

  • Exercise can help improve memory in older adults. But how much do they need to enjoy the benefits? [Time Healthland]

 

  • Got some energy to burn? Working out at this new gym in England literally generates electricity. [CNN]

 

  • Step away from the grapefruit! Experts have added more medications to the list of drugs that can pose dangerous risks when taken along with the fruit. [ABC News]

 

  • If you have a ton of holiday shopping left to do, steer clear of orange smells. [TreeHugger]

 

  • A class-action suit has been filed against Hershey’s because apparently consumers were misled into believing its dark chocolate products were a healthy source of antioxidants. Really? [Organic Authority]

 

  • Portland continues to pave the way toward a greener shopping experience. The city just voted to phase out plastic bags at an estimated 5,000 restaurants and retailers. [Chain Store Age]

 

  • Can’t find organic peanut butter on the store shelves? That’s because the Food and Drug Administration stopped operations of the country’s largest organic peanut butter processor after the recent salmonella outbreak. [Los Angeles Times]

 

  • Scientists have found that we start yawning as fetuses. We didn’t think living in the womb for nine months could be THAT boring! [New York Times Blog]

 

  • Do the math: Learn how to measure your body fat with this guide. [Everyday Health]

 

  • Fall isn’t over yet! Celebrate the end of the season with these five ways to enjoy apple cider. [The Daily Meal]

 

  • It’s the season for sore throats. Find out if yours is just from the dry air, the common cold or strep. [WebMD]

 

  • Urinary tract infections are becoming harder to treat with antibiotics, according to a new study. Make sure to use these prevention techniques. [Women's Health]

 

  • Monogamy isn’t just for humans. These penguins have stayed faithful to each other for 16 years. [Telegraph]

 

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