I spent some time this morning catching up on the latest health news. I’m fascinated with reading the health sections in online newspapers – you might say I’m a bit of a junkie.
US on track for most measles cases in a decade
Already there have been 89 cases reported so far. The U.S. normally sees only about 50 cases of measles in a year thanks to vaccinations.
read the full article here
They also say that Europe is being hit hard due to a decrease in vaccinations in children. Being that I’ll be bringing a little one into the world soon, I’ve looked a little into vaccinations, and believe the benefits of being vaccinated outweigh the risks. However, I’m interested in the topic because I find there are many conflicting points of view and people feel strongly about their choice.
I’m interested in hearing all sides.
Are you pro-vaccines or anti? Why?
Patterns: An Omega-3 Fatty Acid Shows a Risky Side
Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects that may help protect against heart disease, studies have shown. But men with high blood levels of the omega-3 fat docosahexaenoic acid, or D.H.A., were at significantly greater risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a large study has found.
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The article actually sums up that the benefits of DHA most likely outweigh the risks associated with prostate cancer, but it isn’t the first time that a study has showed that a supplement or food deemed to be GREAT for us has shown an alternative side. That’s why I remain a bit skeptical in my view of supplementation. I think people with good health intentions can overdo it with supplementation. Again, why I prefer to try and get most of my nutrients from eating whole, nutritious foods.
Do you take supplements? Why or why not?
Most Young Adults Suffer from a ‘Quarterlife Crisis’
Research from London’s University of Greenwich found that people between the ages of 25 and 35 were as vulnerable to experiencing a period of panic and anxiety as older people suffering from midlife crises.
Read the full article here.
I feel like this phase began as a joke, but I’ve seen it morph into something very real among people my age (the ripe old age of 27). I believe there is too much pressure to reach the success level of your parents by age 30, which is an unrealistic expectation. Unfortunately I think it’s mostly the young people putting pressure on themselves to fall in love, get married, land their dream job and buy a house. Let’s give ourselves a break!
I think I’m an overachiever and went through my mini-quarter life crisis around 22 or so. Fresh out of college with a job in the big city of Atlanta, but unsure what road to take from there. Luckily things have a way of working out 🙂
Are you going through a quarter-life crisis? Have you ever? What was your main worry?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on one of these articles. I found them all to be interesting and conversation provoking!
Oh, and have a fabulous weekend 🙂