Media Mash: Why women are more tired, pre-workout mistakes & Antarctica marathons


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Vitals_TiredWomanHellaWella’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.


  • What if you could be convinced that you had a bad drinking experience, leading you to drink less? Researchers are exploring that possibility right now. [Time Healthland]


  • A lab-grown kidney has been transplanted into animals and started to produce urine, according to U.S. scientists. [BBC]


  • If you’re always tired — and a female — here’s why you may be yawning more than your male counterparts. [Greatist]


  • Score another point for beer! Researchers found that the taste of beer — even without its alcoholic effects — could trigger the release of the pleasure chemical dopamine in the brain. [LiveScience]


  • Scientists found a way to create food out of corn husks — no water, soil or pesticides needed. [Tech News Daily]


  • Are you hurting your workout with what you do right before you exercise? Avoid these common pre-workout mistakes. [FitSugar]


  • Time to unhinge! Findings from a 15-year study show that bras provide no benefits to women. [Huffington Post]


  • Want some superbugs with that steak? According to a analysis of government tests, most of the meat sold in America is contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Yum. [Medical News Today]


  • At only 14 years old, Winter Vinecki is determined to set the record for the youngest person to run a marathon on all seven continents — and all for the purpose of spreading awareness and raising money for prostate cancer, who lost his battle with the disease in 2009. [ABC News]


  • A new study found that while ambition may get you a more high-paying, high-status job, it’s only weakly connected with well-being — and it’s negatively associated with longevity. [Atlantic]


  • Students at Brigham Young University have developed a pill dispenser that only releases meds on schedule, so as to curb prescription painkiller abuse. [Gizmodo]


  • Hospitals profit from their surgical errors, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [NBC News]