Daily Rounds: Barefoot Running Questioned; DASH Diet Praised; New Harvard Freshman Dead; Circumcision Fight Dropped

Phys Ed: The Science of Barefoot Running - "But in the past year, anecdotal evidence has mounted that some runners, after kicking off their shoes, have wound up hobbled by newly acquired injuries. These maladies, instead of being prevented by barefoot running, seem to have been induced by it." (

In Latest Diet Ranking, DASH Races To The Top : Shots - Health Blog : NPR "Called DASH — for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — the diet is UN&WR's top all-around pick. The diet keeps a tight lid on saturated fat and cholesterol. And it emphasizes food rich in protein, fiber and nutrients, such as potassium and calcium, that may lower blood pressure." (

Incoming Freshman Dies After Falling | News | The Harvard Crimson "Mehdy Hazheer, an incoming Harvard College freshman and a member of the Class of 2015, died on Sunday after falling from a ladder. Hazheer incurred an injury that left him in a comatose state, according to a Facebook page created in his honor. Hazheer was one day away from graduating from Raleigh Charter High School in Raleigh, N.C., when he fell while hanging a graduation banner on Friday, according to the support page." (

CDC: Food poisoning from salmonella up in US - "More Americans got food poisoning last year, with salmonella cases driving the increase, the government reported Tuesday. Illness rates for the most common serious type of E. coli fell last year. "(

Santa Monica Circumcision Foe Abandons Her Efforts -" In recent days, criticism of the two measures had focused on their author, Matthew Hess, who lives in San Diego and created an online comic called “Foreskin Man,” which features characters like “Monster Mohel.” Several organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, said the comic relied on anti-Semitic imagery. Mr. Hess defended the comic, saying it was intended to be from a baby’s point of view. “It was designed to really evoke a response that talking about studies and statistics never does,” Mr. Hess said. “What would that baby be thinking other than ‘That man coming at me with a knife is a monster’?" (

This program aired on June 8, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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