Weekend Wrap Up 9.25.16

Ahhh...lazy Sundays are simply the best. While I have gotten a few things accomplished on my 'to-do' list, I kicked of the morning with cold pizza for breakfast in true 'do whatever you want, it's the weekend' style. As an added bonus, unseasonably warm fall weather has made poolside lounging and burger grilling possible this afternoon. I couldn't ask for a more relaxing way to get a little R&R in preparation for the craziness of the upcoming work week. If you could use some reading material for your Sunday pleasure, check out this week's more interesting medical news. 

Oxytocin may intensify spiritual beliefs. The so called 'love hormone' may be responsible for more than bonding. Researchers suggests it may also enhance the spiritual experience. 

The 10 health benefits of dogs (and one health risk). 

Cheers! Hangover-free alcohol could be on the way. A synthetic alcohol called 'Alcosynth' discovered by British researchers has effects similar to those of alcohol but does not cause nausea or headaches. Enjoy the sensation of being drunk without the negative side effects that usually follow. 

The ads say 'Get Your Flu Shot Today', but it may be wiser to wait. What are you telling your patients?

Flabby and fertile - how men age could be huge for humans. Love handles and paunches my be responsible for humans' relatively long lives says author of the new book How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals about Male Health and Mortality

This device could be a major development in the treatment of epilepsy. The brain implant continuously stimulates the cortex reducing the frequency of seizures, and in some cases their intensity and duration. 

How to live to 100 - town full of centenarians spills its secrets

Active Zika transmission is officially over in the Miami area. The CDC says there have been no new cases of the virus since August. The spread of the virus was effectively curbed with aerial spraying of a controversial pesticide. 

5 careers that can majorly wreck your health

Have a relaxing Sunday!