Allie Shah

Allie Shah

Reporter | Features
Phone: 612-673-4488
Allie Shah writes about healthy living and wellness issues.

Recent content from Allie Shah

New accounts from survivors of New Year's Day fire emerge

Two survivors recall jumping to safety during the New Year’s Day fire in Minneapolis.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 04:27 PM

REVIEW: 'The Faithful Scribe,' by Shahan Mufti

NONFICTION: A keen insight into Pakistan’s past, present and future.

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 03:20 PM

A new disorder is plaguing teenagers: Sleep texting

Reading and responding to text messages while asleep — called “sleep texting” — is an abnormal sleep behavior, similar to sleepwalking. It’s also a growing concern among doctors grappling with a sleep-deprived population: young people who can’t be separated from their cellphones.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 09:54 AM

To get kids moving, make a game of it

Can an app help you stop smoking or lose weight? More people are “gaming” their path to living a healthier life.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 01:22 PM

MMA fitness challenges everyday people to get into fighting shape

Forget breaking a sweat on the treadmill. How about executing an arm bar or a rear-naked choke? Everyday people are looking to mixed martial arts for a fun and challenging workout – minus the blood.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 06:51 PM

Why there's no foolproof way to ward off the flu

Scientists are learning more about the disease, but there’s no foolproof tool to protect us. Try this quiz to see...

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 01:50 PM

A simulator at the U of M is rethinking motion sickness

Using unorthodox methods, University of Minnesota kinesiology professor Thomas Stoffregen is questioning everything we know about motion sickness.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 11:09 AM

An old-fashioned treatment worth its salt?

Salt therapy, an old-fashioned treatment for respiratory illnesses and skin problems, is making a comeback.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 05:58 PM

Oreo cookies might be as addictive as drugs, study shows

The cookie, chock full of sugar and fat, stimulated the “pleasure center” in rats more than cocaine.

Updated: October 20, 2013, - 04:00 PM

Minnesota Somalis united against terror group Al-Shabab

Five years after bitter debate over an upstart terror group divided their Minnesota community, Somalis stand against Al-Shabab.

Updated: September 29, 2013, - 05:06 PM

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