Health

9:57am

Wed July 16, 2014
Agriculture

Study: Controversial Feed Additive Zilmax Doesn't Affect Cattle Health

Colorado State University professor Temple Grandin has been an outspoken critic of the use of beta agonist Zilmax.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

The feed additive Zilmax, which was pulled from the market after reports of lame and stressed cattle, does not harm an animal’s health, a university study found.

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8:57am

Wed July 16, 2014
Shots - Health News

Dialing Back Stress With A Bubble Bath, Beach Trip And Bees

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 6:58 am

Avi Ofer NPR

Standing in the middle of a swarm of bees might not be your idea of stress relief, but it works for Ray Von Culin. He's a beekeeper in Washington, D.C., and he says caring for bees is one of the most relaxing things in his life.

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1:28am

Wed July 16, 2014
Shots - Health News

Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 8:32 am

Amy Myers talks with her son Kamron, 18, in the backyard of their home in Boise, Idaho. She has found raising a teenager to be extremely stressful.
Kyle Green for NPR

If anyone can handle the stress of parenting in the teen years, you'd think it would be a high school teacher.

That's how Amy Myers felt. She teaches high school English in a suburb of Boise, Idaho, where she says she has "pseudo parented" about 3,000 teenagers "who I have talked to, given advice to, guided, directed, even lectured about teenage issues," she says.

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1:27am

Wed July 16, 2014
Shots - Health News

Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 11:14 am

We can all work up a stinky sweat — welders, ballerinas and number-crunchers alike. Would you want to know?
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It's summer. It's sweaty. And sometimes that means people are trailing some pungent body odors that their colleagues can't help but smell. But how do you tactfully inform co-workers that they stink and need to address it? As Cath Ludeman-Hall will tell you, it isn't easy.

She was just out of college and a newbie at a staffing firm when she was asked to gently talk to an older worker in a retail warehouse after his colleagues complained that he stank.

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4:57pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Shots - Health News

Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults

Originally published on Wed July 16, 2014 7:31 am

Film CT scans show these people have suffered strokes.
stockdevil/iStockphoto

Stroke is the fourth highest cause of death among adults in the U.S. But among people older than 65, stroke rates may be going down, a study published Tuesday suggests. And compared with 10 or 20 years ago, more of those hit with a stroke are surviving.

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