Weekly Medical Recap 8.2.14

Goood morning! I hope your Saturday is off to a relaxing start. I'm making the most of the weekend by enjoying a cinnamon roll and coffee on the deck while taking in the morning breeze. With the Ebola crisis and impending arrival of the first Ebola patients to the United States, it's been a big week in medical news. If you've missed some of the lighter medical stories of the past few days, check them out here. 

Good news for sushi lovers! Edamame's got health benefits. The veggie packs a complete source of protein plus omega-3 fatty acids and has been shown to decrease the risk of osteoporosis, regulate blood sugar, and prevent migraine headaches. 

All the ways your phone is messing up your life, in one chart

26 percent of Americans live with a diagnosable mental health disorder, celebs included. Check out the diagnoses of these 15 stars with psychological problems.

Quintuplets born in Texas are headed home. The tots spent four months in the hospital and ranged in weight from 2 pounds, 10 ounces to 3 pounds, 6 ounces at birth. 

Goodbye fat farm! 7 of the world's best weight-loss resorts.

Should we return the nutrients in our pee back to the farm? Some environmentalists in Vermont think so. The group is pooling the urine of 170 volunteers eventually giving it to a farmer who will put it on hay fields in place of fertilizer. 

Why major league pitchers won't wear this skull-protecting hat

Say goodbye to your reading glasses. A team of researchers is working on a way to alter displays on computers, tablets, and smartphones so they compensate for the user's vision and end up looking sharp and in focus. 

Can a new blood test really predict suicide risk? Scientists are working on developing a blood test to detect activity of the SKA2 gene. The gene is responsible for inhibiting negative thoughts and corralling impulses. In a recent study, researchers were able to predict with 80% to 90% accuracy whether a participant had suicidal thoughts. 

Bottoms up! A hospital in France opens a wine bar for patients. I say it's about time...

Have a fabulous weekend!