Every week we discover inspiring, informative, and sometimes shocking health-related news. From new studies to insightful analysis, here is what you need to know this week:

  • Blue light from smartphones, tablets, computer monitors, and some TVs may cause earlier puberty. A new study in Turkey utilized male rats to show the link between blue light and precocious sexual development. The study may have implications for human development. Frontiers in Endocrinology
  • Seaweed may have positive anti-aging effects. A recent study shows that seaweed can inhibit reactions linked to skin aging and boost collagen levels. Future study is necessary for the suitable development of new seaweed-based treatments. Algal Research
  • Zinc plays a crucial role in insulin production and glucose metabolism. New research shows the important role of zinc and why increasing zinc intake improves blood glucose control in people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. eLife Genetics and Genomics