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 one of the latest and most comprehensive studies of genes associated with autism and a range of genetic alterations associated with ASD. Also get a jump on your stress-free December to stay in control.
Have a great week!
Celebrity Health Spotlight
Researchers have identified 134 genes associated with autism and a range of genetic alterations associated with ASD. Notably, the study identified changes in copy number variations with likely associations with ASD, including autism-associated variants in 14% of people on the autism spectrum.
Celebrity Holiday Help
There is something to be said for a celebrity endorsement of a product, especially if it feels honest (or if they have some stake in the game). And with the holidays swiftly approaching, gift ideas with some extra clout can be welcome.
If you’re shopping for a holiday gift and would love something with a celeb seal of approval, we have 13 A-list suggestions that are sure to spread some red carpet-level cheer.
This Week's Health Hack
Keep a highly visible list of what you have and what you need in your kitchen.
To stay mentally organized, Alex Dill, culinary director at Tabla, a farm-to-table tapas bar and restaurant in Tannersville, New York, recommends putting a dry-erase board in an easily accessible and visible place. It's a centralized way to keep track of what leftovers you have, what you plan to make later in the week and what ingredients you need if you have run to the store.
Now in the News
Here’s some of our favorite moments in the news cycle this week.
December is supposedly the most wonderful time of the year, but too often it leaves us broke, stressed, and exhausted. The good news is? If we enter the season with intention and make enjoyment and meaning the priority, December can be stress-free! Read more now.
An early surge of respiratory syncytial virus is putting young children across the country at risk. Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez explains what symptoms require medical attention. Watch the video now to learn more.
The saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" could actually have some truth to it, researchers say. A team of experts conducted a review of more than 150 studies to reach the conclusion.
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