Weekly Roundup of Need to Know Health News (Feb 7 – 13)

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1. Have Those Dark Chocolate Just The Way you Like Em!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day… Chocolate could lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease, it is also a good source of antioxidant and help control blood sugar and stress. [CNN]

2. Every Year Air Pollution Kills More Than 5 Million People

More than 5.5 million people die annually due to both outdoor and household air pollution, making it one of the leading global risk factors for disease, according to new research. [TIME]

3. 2nd Pregnant Australian Woman Tests Positive for Zika Virus

Health officials in Australia have confirmed that a second pregnant woman  has tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling overseas. [FoxNews]

4. New Prostate Cancer Test Can ‘Smell’ the Disease in Men’s Urine

Researchers in England have developed a new diagnostic test that can detect urology-related cancers by ‘smelling’ the diseases in urine samples. [Telegraph]

5. How Can I avoid Getting Food Poisoning

Salmonella, a foodborne bacteria, “results in more hospitalizations and deaths than any other bacteria in food,” says Dr. Robert Tauxe, M.D., of the Centers for Disease Control. You get it from eating undercooked, wrongly prepped, or unclean food. Symptoms include diarrhea, cramps, fever—lasting four to seven days. [Secrets for Fitness]

6. All the Different Major Airline Rules for Pregnant Travelers

If you’re in your final month of pregnancy, most airlines are cool with you traveling as long as you have permission from your doctor. However, some airlines are stricter than others, and Travel + Leisure breaks down the many airline rules for pregnant travelers. [Lifehacker]

7. How Zika Is Connected to Reproductive Rights

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus a Global Health Emergency, and the CDC has issued travel warnings, with extra precautions for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. [Glamour]

8. Eating Breakfast Could Help Obese People Get More Active

Eating breakfast causes obese people to be more active, according to the latest research published by researchers at the University of Bath (UK). [EurekAlert]

9. Brazil’s Health Minister Is ‘Absolutely Sure’ Zika Is Connected to Microcephaly

Brazil’s health minister said that authorities were “absolutely sure” that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects. [TIME]

10. Can a Cluttered Kitchen give you the Munchies?

If you can’t seem to stop yourself from snacking, your messy kitchen may be at least partly to blame, a recent study suggests. [FoxNews]

Surprising discovery:

A Hungry Sea Lion Wanders Into a Restaurant …

A hungry sea lion pup wandered off the beach and into a fancy seaside San Diego restaurant Thursday morning, took one of the best seats in the house and peered out the window at the waves as if preparing to order a big plate of sardines. [NYTimes]

#QuoteoftheWeek – “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” Wayne W. Dyer

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