Media Mash: Halloween eggs, dreams decoded & fitness concierges


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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.



  • Coolest news ever: Scientists are now able to find out what you’re dreaming about while you’re asleep. [Nature]


  • Can a bra detect cancer? Apparently so, according to the First Warning Systems’ Breast Tissue Screening Bra, which has a series of sensors embedded in the cups that pick up temperature changes in breast tissue. [Time]


  • Dyeing hard-boiled eggs doesn’t have to just be an Easter thing. This guide shows you how to make eggs look like spider webs for Halloween. [Kimberly Cun]


  • Can’t seem to drop those unwanted pounds? The answer might be one of these 25 things that hurt your weight-loss efforts. [FitSugar]


  • How important are yearly checkups? Here’s what one study found. [CNN]


  • Want to do something scary for Halloween this year? Read this list of what’s actually in your Halloween candy. [Greatist]


  • It’s just about that time of year: The oppressive heat has given way for the chilly winter months. Here are some tips to get your home ready. [BrightNest]


  • The cure for cancer may be a mouse click away. A U.K.-based cancer research company has launched an interactive website allowing anyone to contribute to help finding treatments for this illness. [Huffington Post, U.K.]


  • A new study found that obese people have a harder time thinking. [Bliss Tree]


  • World Polio Day (celebrated yesterday) reminds us that while the disease is a thing of the past in most countries, there are still places around the world that remain threatened by polio. [Huffington Post]


  • Global warming has been blamed for the melting glacial ice on Australia’s Antarctic airstrip, preventing countless of researchers from landing in the area. [The Telegraph]


  • If you have the cash and the motivation, a fitness concierge may be for you. They’ll keep your schedule for you and even accompany you to class. [Time]


  • The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that cell phones can cause brain tumors. Should you be freaking out? [The Atlantic]


  • It’s OK to look at puppies at work. A new study found that viewing images of puppies and kittens improves work productivity. [Lifeinc.today.com]


  • Doctors are pushing for cheerleading to be considered an official sport in all states. Doing so will help schools provide proper safety measures. [Reuters Health]


  • New research has figured out why green tea reduces our risk of cancer. [The Daily Meal]