7 Things You Need To Know Today (September 26)

1. Putting your hair in a bun could be making you bald.

The top knot and man bun (or "mun") hairstyles have led to an uptick in cases of traction alopecia. The style results in tightly pulled hair that, when frequently worn this way, leads to gradual, spot-specific hair loss. (Huffington Post Australia)

2. One in 10 pregnant women admit to drinking alcohol.

A new report from the CDC found that 1 in 10 pregnant women reported drinking at least one alcoholic beverage in the last 30 days; one-third of those women said they had four or more drinks at a time in the past 30 days. (CDC).

3. Biking accidents are on the rise in the U.S.

According to a recent research study, the number of biking injuries reported in the country is up 28 percent from 1998 numbers while hospitalizations from biking accidents have increased a whopping 120 percent. Please wear a helmet, folks! (NYT)

4. McDonald's is going (a little bit more) organic.

McDonald's is debuting its first antibiotic-free, humanely raised beef burger in Germany. Patrons will vote for their favorite version (with Edam cheese versus Swiss-style and arugula versus lettuce) to pick a menu mainstay. (Grubstreet)

5. Exercise can help ease the harmful effects of bullying.

A new study finds another benefit to working out: Teens who experienced bullying but exercised frequently were less likely to report feeling sad and hopeless. (Science of Us)

6. Pope Francis talked about income inequality during his New York tour.

Pope Francis continued his tour of Manhattan, making stops at Central Park, Ground Zero, a church in East Harlem, and the United Nations. He spoke out against unbridled capitalism, growing income inequality, and religious extremism. (New York Times)

7. A 105-year-old man just set the record for oldest competitive sprinter.

Japan's Hidekichi Miyazaki completed the 100-meter sprint in just 42.22 seconds at the Kyoto Masters tournament. And somehow he was disappointed: "I wanted to shave off a few more seconds as I got 36 seconds while training," he said. We'll have what he's having! (Reuters)

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