Author Archives: Stone Hearth News

How Much Slower Do You Run with Heavy Shoes?

Newswise — Running with heavy shoes costs more energy than running with lightweight shoes. Does this also mean that you run slower with heavier shoes? To answer this question, researchers used three pairs of identical shoes and added small lead … Continue reading

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How Does Fatigue Impact Human Performance?

Newswise — Due to its common usage, the word fatigue has so many meanings that it is essentially meaningless. We propose fatigue be considered a symptom that indicates a decline in work capacity due to actual and perceived reductions in … Continue reading

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Undercooked-meat risks not explained well by restaurant servers

Front-line staff, such as servers in restaurants, are often trusted with providing customers with food safety information regarding their meals. A challenge to the food-service industry is that these positions have high turnover, relatively low wages and servers are focused … Continue reading

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Making Fun Weekend Plans Can Ruin Your Weekend

Have you ever found yourself dreading a leisurely activity you had eagerly scheduled days or weeks in advance? I first caught myself doing this a few years ago when I was traveling home to Turkey. I had excitedly made plans … Continue reading

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Highest asthma prevalence, by industry

Workers in the healthcare and social assistance industries had some of the highest asthma rates reported in the first state-specific estimate of current asthma by industry and occupation. The overall prevalence of workers with current asthma was close to 8% … Continue reading

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How Narcissistic Individuals Use Social Media to Self-Promote

Newswise — Athens, Ga. – A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors. The largest effects were with the number of … Continue reading

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Why can’t humans regenerate body parts? We’ve got the genes

Some of our closest invertebrate cousins, like this Acorn worm, have the ability zto perfectly regenerate any part of their body that’s cut off – including the head and nervous system. Humans have most of the same genes, so scientists … Continue reading

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Sports that will save your life revealed: New research

An international research collaboration, led by University of Sydney, has found that cycling, swimming, aerobics and racquet sports offer life saving benefits compared to running and football. Published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the study also found … Continue reading

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Still Grieving Trump’s Win? You’re Not Alone

Late into the evening of November 8, Amy Wasney sat crying in her home in Merrillville, Indiana. “I cried for a long time because I got hit hard with the realization that so many people would choose a man who … Continue reading

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Standing Up May Unmask Cognitive Deficits in Patients with Parkinson’s

Newswise — BOSTON – In a new study published online today in the journal Neurology, a research team led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and neuropsychologists at Boston University has shown that when patients with Parkinson’s … Continue reading

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Vitamin D status in newborns and risk of MS in later life

fMINNEAPOLIS – Babies born with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life than babies with higher levels of vitamin D, according to a study published in the November 30, 2016, … Continue reading

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Acetaminophen, Supplements and Other Medications May Trigger Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Newswise — More than 1,000 medications, with acetaminophen being the most common, have been associated with drug-induced liver injury (DILI). Diagnosis can be challenging due to the multitude of contributing factors, and timely recognition and clinical response may mean the … Continue reading

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