May 20, 2014

Nikes to Replace Thinking Cap?

1 Stanford Study: Walking Boosts Creativity

Numerous studies have established that people perform better on tests of memory and decision making after exercising, but researchers at Stanford have just published the results of a study indicating that exercise can boost our powers of creativity as well. Using a basic creativity test -- the ability to quickly come up with novel but appropriate uses for common objects -- they found that almost all subjects improved their creative output while walking leisurely on an indoor treadmill; the average boost in creative output was about 60 percent. Further tests revealed that the creativity enhancement continued for a time even after exercising, but also determined somewhat unexpectedly that walking outdoors amid greenery was no more effective than walking indoors facing a blank wall.

More at Well.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Walking Boosts Brain Function

Tags: Exercise and the Brain, Exercise and Creativity, Walking and Creativity, Improve Creativity by Walking

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1.8 Million Pounds of Beef

2 Massive Beef Recall Linked to E.Coli

Wolverine Packing Co. of Detroit is recalling 1.8 million pounds of beef after it was linked to at least 11 E.coli infections. The voluntary recall affects ground beef products produced from 3/18 to 4/18, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The meat products were distributed for restaurant use in MA, MI, MO and OH. Symptoms of E.coli infection include nausea, dehydration, abdominal cramping and bloody diarrhea. While most people recover quickly, the germ can cause hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to HUS which can cause kidney failure and death. None of those affected by this recent recall have developed HUS, although more than half of the victims were sick enough to be hospitalized.

More at NBCNews.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Lax Food Safety in Restaurants

Tags: Beef Recall, E.coli, Food Safety, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Kidney Failure, Wolverine Packing Company

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