Media Mash: ‘Flintstones’ bike, Paul Ryan’s marathon & Wii fitness


Related Articles

Photo: The Daily Mail

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.



  • Does a bike really need pedals? Some German designers didn’t think so. (“Let’s get rid of the seat while we’re at it!”) Check out their “Flintstones” bike. [Daily Mail]


  • 9/11 victims diagnosed with certain cancers are now eligible for compensation under the World Trade Center Health Program. [ABC News]


  • Attention, fellas. Before you take up pot-smoking, consider this: New research reveals a link between marijuana use and developing more severe cases of testicular cancer. [Futurity]


  • Are endangered species worth saving? A new report examines this difficult question. [NBC News]


  • A new study found that overweight teens eat fewer calories daily on average than thinner teens. [Health on Today]


  • The 100 most endangered species on the planet include the West Australian underground orchid and peacock parachute spider. [Guardian News]


  • Eat your way to healthier skin with these 10 recipes. [Daily Glow]



  • Wii games are apparently popular among physical therapists. Maybe we should get back on that Wii Fit? [New York Times]


  • Exercise could prompt an increase in testosterone in men, according to a new study. [New York Times]


  • A marathon in less than three hours? Really? Controversy surrounds Republican candidate Paul Ryan’s marathon experience. [Runner's World]


  • A new study says fish oil pills won’t help heart health like the real thing. [Reuters]


  • Buy this bike for your kid and you won’t have to worry about buying another one for them in two years when they’ve outgrown it — it lengthens to accommodate your kid’s growth spurts. [Grist]