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Issue 18 - October 29, 2022

Welcome to the bi-weekly newsletter, For the Health of It. In each issue, we are covering health, wellness, and even some science. This issue also features late night eating tweaks, the benefits of crossword puzzles, and some natural ways to reduce your anxiety.

Remember to be kind and take care of yourself!



Celebrity Health Spotlight

Television host KiKi Shepard’s 4th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic, taking place Monday, Nov. 14, aims to raise awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) — and funding for programs and services at the nonprofit she founded, called the KIS Foundation.

The golfing event, organized by Shepard and select corporate sponsors, will be held at the Porter Valley Country Club, in Northridge, California.

LA Lakers legend Byron Scott will serve as host, with celebrity guests that include basketball coach Michael Cooper, a former Lakers player, actors James Pickens Jr. and Rocky Carroll, actress Dawnn Lewis, and singer Ty Dolla $ign.

Already in its fourth edition, the event aims to educate the public about sickle cell disease — especially its causes, diagnosis, prevention, symptoms, and impact on quality of life — and raise awareness as well as funding. Read on for the full story.


This Week's Health Hack

Set cut-off times for eating late at night. Scheduling what and when you eat will help you maintain a balanced diet and create a more stable energy source!

New research provides experimental evidence that late eating reduces energy expenditure, increases hunger, and changes fat tissue, all of which may raise the risk of obesity.

About 42% of adults in the United States are obese, which increases the risk of developing chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, and other conditions. While popular healthy diet mantras warn against midnight snacking, few studies have thoroughly studied the combined impacts of late dining on the three key factors in body weight regulation and therefore obesity risk: calorie intake regulation, calorie burn, and molecular changes in fat tissue.


Now in the News

Here’s some of our favorite moments in the news cycle this week.

“This is the first study to document both short-term and longer-term benefits for home-based crossword puzzles training compared to another intervention,” said Dr. Devanand, who oversees brain aging and mental health research at Columbia. Read on for the full details behind the study.

The Indian state of Telangana has been a pioneer in the adoption of emerging technologies. With the recent completion of India’s first organized medical drone-delivery programme under the country’s liberalized drone economy, this Medicine from the Sky insight report has been compiled to outline how India’s incumbent healthcare infrastructure can be future-proofed using unmanned aerial systems.

Some anxiety is a typical part of life. It’s a byproduct of living in a busy world. Anxiety isn’t all bad, though. It makes you aware of danger, motivates you to stay organized and prepared, and helps you calculate risks. Still, when anxiety becomes a daily recurrence, it’s time to act before it snowballs.