Medical Week in Review 2.7.14

Can someone please tell me where this week went?  It seems like I turned around on Monday and suddenly Friday appeared.  Even with my jet lag waking me promptly at 3am each morning, my "To Do" list remains full of things that I don't actually want to do.  Such is life.  If you find yourself with some free time this weekend, check out this week's more interesting medical news.

Latino seniors ward off Alzheimer's with the waltz.  Mexican Americans develop Alzheimer's on average a decade sooner than other groups.  So now, seniors are "Bailando por la salud" (Dancing for health) to stave off memory loss.

If this playlist can help the Seattle Seahawks (Yeah!) win the Super Bowl, it will surely get you through 30 minutes on the treadmill

90 years old and still going strong...Dr. Catherine Hamlin, an Australian gynecologist, has spent most of her career working in Ethiopia.  Dr. Hamlin has helped over 35,000 women in Ethiopia revolutionizing GYN care in the country.  Now that's inspiring.

Looks like I've got my life all wrong.  It turns out hitting the snooze button is bad for you.  Putting yourself through the sleep wake cycle multiple times in the morning impairs memory and decision making later on in the day. 

Subway has been caught being fake-healthy (you know what I mean).  The sandwich chain is removing food additive azodicarbonamide, a chemical commonly used to make yoga mats, from it's bread. 

What are you really spraying on your decolletage?  As many as 10 percent of perfumes and colognes on the market are fake containing toxic chemicals like antifreeze...and urine.  Kind of makes you rethink your morning routine.

Tying the knot this year?  Time to hit the theater.  New research shows that discussing five movies over a month with your sig-o could cut the three-year divorce rate for newlyweds in half.  

It turns out your friends won't forget that giant zit you had last week.  Psychologists find we tend to remember unattractive faces rather than attractive ones. 

The dog will see you now.  Animal-assisted therapy is on the rise in the U.S.  Anthrozoologists who study human-animal interaction say animals facilitate social interaction and emotional responses.

Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend!