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Every week we like to bring you a roundup of some of the latest trends in beauty, health and wellness, and other articles of interest to ZENMED blog readers. Last week, we came across some interesting posts on Subway's removal of yoga mat chemicals from their subs, Viagra and skin cancer, the hairy armpit project and Erin Wasson's advice about Instagram.

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One week left to eat a Subway 'yoga mat' sandwich

Several weeks back, we shared the breaking news of the same chemical used to make yoga mats being found in Subway sandwich bread. Ben Popken shares that the fast food sandwich chain is pulling the questionable ingredient azodicarbonamide from its sandwiches within a matter of days due to mounting pressure by the popular blogger and activist Food Babe and her followers.

Study: Viagra can increase risk of developing skin cancer

CBS Atlanta reports on a new study published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine linking the libido enhancing drug Viagra to a rise in melanoma rates. The study was conducted by researchers at multiple instittutions including Harvard and Brown, and involved 26,000 men.  In the study group, 6% of the men with melanoma had taken Viagra, suggesting a possible relationship between the drug and skin cancer.

Hairy armpits on display in Ben Hopper's 'natural beauty' project

Sara Nelson shares renowned London photographer Ben Hopper's reasoning behind his new project, which features women with body hair, particularly hairy underarms.  In a photo shoot with multiple women, Hopper requested that they all grow out their armpit hair for a special series on what the artist calls 'natural beauty'. He says that he personally finds the body hair attractive and would like more people to consider the possibility of going outside what is considered the norm.

Want to feel beautiful? Erin Wasson says 'Stop looking at Instagram'

Ali Gray reports on supermodel Erin Wasson's tips to looking beautiful. Wasson was asked to share how she always looks fabulous and  says her secret is confidence. To regain self confidence, she says to stop looking at pictures of other women on social media. She goes so far as to blames our obsession with looking at Instagram on low self esteem. Wasson says that women tend to be critical of themselves after comparing their appearance to others when browsing photos on the web.

Karley Ziegler Mott (47 Posts)

Karley has spent nearly two decades in the beauty and skincare industry, as a makeup artist and skincare specialist with a passion for green and natural products. After her children were born, she returned to her writing roots -- working as a magazine beauty editor, blogger and article writer for publications such as USA Today. She resides in New York with her husband and two sons.



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