Weekly Roundup of Need to Know Health News (Mar 6 – 12)

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1. Eating This Way Can Improve Heart Health

More mindful meals are linked to better measures of heart health. [TIMES]

2. Stanford Researchers are Getting Closer to Understanding Prematurity Predictors

The nerve-wracking thing about being pregnant is that growing a baby is a black-box endeavor [Stanford.edu]

3. How Complaining Wires Your Brain for Negativity

The power of positive thinking has fantastic, far-reaching benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, a positive attitude can increase your life span, improve your coping skills, and give you greater resistance to the common cold. [The Daily Good]

4. Splenda is Officially Bad For You

New research suggested that Splenda (which, yes, is hidden inside that bottle of Diet Pepsi) may cause serious health problems, including cancer. [Well and Good]

5. Mothers Worldwide Leaving Hospitals too Soon After Childbirth

Women around the world are leaving hospitals too soon after giving birth, according to a new analysis. [Reuters]

6. The High Price of Untreated Insomnia

The economic cost of untreated insomnia adds up due to poorer workplace performance, higher accident risk and greater use of health care services. [UPI]

7. Evidence Grows Linking Zika, Microcephaly, and Other Nerve Syndromes

Scientists are still scrambling to get a full scientific picture of the Zika virus, but experts already know enough to be scared of it. [Scientific American]

8. Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

A 2013 study on mice published in the journal Brain, Structure and Function used differed types of noise and silence and monitored the effect the sound and silence had on the brains of the mice. [Lifehack]

9. Short Men and Overweight Women Are Getting Screwed

A new study published in the British Medical Journal looked at around 119,000 participants from the U.K. Biobank and found strong evidence among its database that discrimination exists against shorter men and overweight women simply based on genetics. [Fortune]

10. Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Increases Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Offspring

Children of mothers with vitamin D deficiency during early pregnancy appeared to be at greater risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) in adulthood, according to an article published online in JAMA Neurology. [Neuroscience News]

Surprising discovery:

Mothers With No Paid Maternity Leave Turn To Crowdfunding

In a sea of loan sharks, some parents are looking instead to friends and family for funds. [BuzzFeed]

#QuoteoftheWeek – “Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy”  ~Author Unknown

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