Media Mash: Mind-reading, stretches for neck cramps & pet chiropractors


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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.


  • Last week, 4 cups of coffee a day could possibly give you dementia. This week it may fight liver disease. Oh, coffee, you delicious, fickle beast. [LA Weekly]


  • Baking may have a therapeutic value for those battling depression. [BBC]


  • If you're stuck at a desk all day, we're willing to bet your neck cramps up now and then. Try these simple stretches to relieve your neck pain. [FitSugar]


  • "Electroshock" therapy is making a comeback in the world of mental health. They say treatments have changed since the '50s, but we're still scarred from reading "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" one too many times. [Inquisitr]


  • Do what you will to stay young, but keep in mind that your aging rate may be predetermined by your mom's mutated genes. Thanks, Mom! [Live Science]


  • Veterinary chiropractors may be rising in popularity as a pain management option for Fluffy and Fido. [New York Times]



  • Think good communication is the main ingredient to a happy relationship? Here are other important skills required to make it last. [Time Healthland]


  • In the weirdest news you’ll read all day, find out what hatched inside a California boy’s knee. [CNN]


  • One single woman shares her secrets for staying sane while all her friends are in relationships. [Greatist]



  • PETA wants to prohibit pregnant women from entering a chicken wing eating contest because a study showed eating chicken while pregnant could cause their sons to have small penises. [YNN Buffalo]