Author Archives: Stone Hearth News

Immigrants Are Usually in Better Health Than Native Canadians, at Least When They Arrive

Newswise — Research has shown that the health of immigrants is generally better than that of citizens of their host country, at least on their arrival and for some time afterwards. But a team of researchers in Montreal has found … Continue reading

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Towels Top Kitchen Contamination Hazards List

Newswise — MANHATTAN, Kan. — Although only 9 percent of reported foodborne illness outbreaks occur in the home, scientists estimate the actual number of incidents is much higher. Research shows a leading cause of cross contamination within the home is … Continue reading

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Drinking DIET soda linked to a widening waistline with age

(Reuters Health) – - People over age 65 who drink diet soda daily tend to expand their waistlines by much more than peers who prefer other beverages, possibly contributing to chronic illnesses that go along with excess belly fat, according … Continue reading

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Tuberculosis hits KC high school: 27 people infected

Nearly 30 people have tested positive for tuberculosis at a Kansas City-area high school, officials confirmed Wednesday. That’s about 10 percent of the 300 tested after one person tested positive at Olathe Northwest High School last week, KSHB reports. “The number of … Continue reading

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Melatonin can help you get a good night’s sleep in a noisy environment

Using melatonin could provide more and better quality sleep compared to using an eye mask and earplugs in a simulated noisy and illuminated environment, according to research published in open access journal Critical Care. This study was carried out on … Continue reading

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Is it Dementia, or Just Normal Aging? New Tool May Help Triage

Newswise — ROCHESTER, Minn – Researchers at Mayo Clinic developed a new scoring system to help determine which elderly people may be at a higher risk of developing the memory and thinking problems that can lead to dementia. The study … Continue reading

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Why People with Diabetes Can’t Buy Generic Insulin

Newswise — A generic version of insulin, the lifesaving diabetes drug used by 6 million people in the United States, has never been available in this country because drug companies have made incremental improvements that kept insulin under patent from … Continue reading

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Healthy at 100? For many Americans, the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’

As people live longer and longer lives, are those additional years spent in good health? A new study shows that for some Americans who reach 100 years of age, the answer is yes, according to Jennifer Ailshire, assistant professor at … Continue reading

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Are Antipsychotic Drugs More Dangerous to Dementia Patients Than We Think?

Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Drugs aimed at quelling the behavior problems of dementia patients may also hasten their deaths more than previously realized, a new study finds. The research adds more troubling evidence to the case against antipsychotic … Continue reading

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Custodial grandparents: depressed, anxious and stressed?

New research published in Journal of Family Studies this month reveals that grandparents who care for grandchildren with abnormal emotional and hyperactive symptoms are more likely to experience lower levels of life satisfaction. The study also suggests that there are … Continue reading

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Kraft Mac & Cheese Recall Details

NORTHFIELD, Ill., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some … Continue reading

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Make Gardening and Yard Work Pain Free

Newswise — Arlington, Va. - Spring season brings more chances to get outdoors and ramp up physical activity. After the winter chill, many people jump at the opportunity to spend time outside planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. … Continue reading

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Happiness is important, and on some days good food may be the only source of happiness

My cat refuses to eat the food that I give him. There is no apparent reason for the refusal. It is good food. Then I start cleaning the house and lift his cup on the dining table. A moment later … Continue reading

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