Born to Walk Barefoot

Wearing shoes when we walk changes how our feet interact with the ground below us, according to a novel new study in the journal Nature of shod and unshod walkers, the state of their feet and the extent of the forces they generate with every step. The study, which echoes some of the research that…

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About 44% of high school seniors who misuse prescription drugs have multiple drug sources

ANN ARBOR–Roughly 11% of high school seniors reported prescription drug misuse during the past year, and of those, 44% used multiple supply sources, according to a pair of University of Michigan studies. More than 70% of adolescents who obtained prescription drugs from multiple sources had a substance use disorder–involving prescription medications, other drugs and alcohol–within…

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One in 270 births have ‘dual burden’ of prematurity and severe maternal complications

A quarter of women who have serious maternal complications during childbirth also have premature births, posing a “dual burden” on families, finds research from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) California Preterm Birth Initiative, and Stanford University. The study, published online in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal…

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