Weekly Roundup of Need to Know Health News (Feb 14 – 20)

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1. Period Pain Can be “Almost as Bad as a Heart Attack.”

Every month, painful menstruation, interferes with the daily life of around one in five women, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. [Quartz]

2. Online Insomnia Therapy Can Help Ease Depression Symptoms

An Australian study has suggested that online therapy for insomnia may help people who also have depression manage symptoms of the mood disorder. [Reuters]

3. Fatal Overdoses of Common Anxiety Meds are Spiking

Overdoses involving common anxiety drugs like Xanax and Valium are at an all-time high, and scientists fear plenty of lives will be lost before they fully understand why. [FoxNews]

4. Zika Virus Linked to Paralysis Disorder in U.S., CDC Says

Health authorities have confirmed two cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome linked to the Zika virus have been reported in the U.S. [TIME]

5. For Pregnant Women, a Diet Rich in Vitamin D can help their Kids’ Allergies.

Children born to women who eat vitamin D-rich foods during pregnancy have a lower risk of hay fever, but vitamin D supplements do not have the same effect, a new study suggests. [U.S. News & World Report]

6. Warming Oceans are Turning Sea Stars to Goo and Killing Lobsters

Scientists Say, warming waters in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans have increased the prevalence of diseases that are turning sea stars to mush and killing lobsters by burrowing under their shells and causing lesions. [The Washington Post]

7. Moms Who Eat Fish May Have Heavier Children

A study links fish consumption to obesity, but that doesn’t mean that seafood leads to weight gain [TIME]

8. Seven Wellness Travel Trends to Watch in 2016

Want nutritious meals, indulgent spa treatments or complimentary fitness classes? Along with enticing health-focused services and programs, such as personal trainer apps and guided hiking tours, wellness retreats are offering an array of new amenities to lure travelers of all ages, tastes and budgets. [Yahoo News]

9. New Cancer Therapy Could Give Hope To ‘Incurable’ Patients

A new experimental treatment has achieved what chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants have failed to do: put chronic, relapsing blood cancers into remission. [The Huffington Post]

10. Six Terrifying Things That Happen to Your Body When You Drink Soda Every Day

Soda has been vilified for a bit now, but 2 out of 10 Americans are still drinking it, and AsaspSCIENCE is here to remind those people why they should maybe put it down. [Yahoo News]

Surprising discovery:

This Man Stopped Going To Work For Six Years, And No One Noticed

Have you ever had one of those days when you go to work but literally have nothing to do? Yeah, that was the life of Joaquin Garcia. So he decided to stop going. [Elite Daily]

#QuoteoftheWeek – “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” ~Spanish Proverb

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