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The Checkup: January, 2012

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Yoga at the airport

Last week the San Francisco International Airport announced the opening of its new “Yoga Room.”

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  06:25 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Bella Santorum has Trisomy 18. What is that?

Isabella, or “Bella,” was born with a genetic disorder known as Trisomy 18, which means that she has three copies of the 18th chromosome instead of two.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Health news roundup

Recent research looks at oral HPV infection numbers, home-birth statistics and how a physician’s own weight may affect his approach to treating overweight and obese patients.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  03:54 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Risk factors early in life raise later cardio disease risk

Your likelihood of someday developing or dying from cardiovascular disease is established earlier in life than you might think, new research suggests.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/25/2012

USDA updates school nutrition guidelines

For the first time in 15 years, the USDA has issued new guidelines governing the content of meals served through federally funded school-meal programs.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Young people skimp on sunscreen

Kids aren’t all that great about using sunscreen when they’re in fifth grade, and by the time they reach eighth grade, all bets are off.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012

G-spot remains elusive in scientific studies

How is the G-spot like the Loch Ness Monster? A lot of people believe it exists, but there’s precious little scientific evidence to prove it.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Is your CO detector working?

Checking (and replacing, if necessary) your CO detector is the kind of thing we tend to put off. Don’t do that.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Do teens know the facts of life?

Judging from a report issued Thursday by the CDC, it seems we might want to spend more time reviewing the basic facts about how babies are made.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Walking with headphones can be dangerous, U-Md. study shows

Wearing headphones while walking can be a risky business, new research from the University of Maryland suggests.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Paula Deen hawks diabetes drug

Y’all have probably heard that celebrity chef Paula Deen announced Tuesday morning that she has Type 2 diabetes.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/16/2012

Brain quickly adapts when arm is immobilized, study finds

A new study shows the brain adapting quickly to the loss of use of the right hand and arm, shifting capacity from the side of the brain linked to the disabled limb to the side associated with the unencumbered limb.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/15/2012

Intestinal worms: They’re gross, but they may offer good news for your lungs

A new study says that, in mice, at least, intestinal worms may trigger a healing response that helps the lungs.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012

CDC: Prescription painkiller overdoses constitute ‘U.S. epidemic’

Thursday’s weekly CDC bulletin highlights the extent to which people in this country abuse — and overdose on — prescription drugs.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Why do some people crave alcohol?

Some people seem able to enjoy alcohol in moderation while others can’t ever seem to get enough. A new study helps explain.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  05:41 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Moderate marijuana use not linked to lung damage

Smoking marijuana doesn’t appear to do the kind of damage to people’s lungs as smoking tobacco does, research published Tuesday afternoon.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Nicotine replacement therapy doesn’t work in the real world, study says

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) may work fine in randomized clinical trial settings, but not so much in the real world. That’s according to research published Monday afternoon in the journal Tobacco Control.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  06:53 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Recall: Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X products

Novartis has recalled some over-the-counter products because some packages may contain chipped or broken tablets or gelcaps — or the wrong tablets.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  05:22 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Experts argue against destroying smallpox samples

The case against destroying the last remaining samples of live variola virus in the name of global security.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Most cancer rates declined over past two decades

It’s mostly good news about cancer incidence and mortality rates in the annual report issued Wednesday by the American Cancer Society.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012

Women’s sexual satisfaction may improve with age

Here’s something to look forward to: New research finds that women’s sexual satisfaction may actually improve as they get older.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 01/04/2012

U.S. News & World Report ranks popular diets

U.S. News & World Report released its second annual ranking of popular weight-loss diet programs Wednesday morning. The DASH — or Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension — Diet, endorsed by the federal government, came out on top in several categories, including the lists of Best Diets Overall, Best Diets for Healthy Eating and Best Diabetes Diets.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  12:01 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

108 sun salutations on Sunday, sore shoulders on Monday

I’ve been practicing yoga for close to a decade now, and it’s become a huge part of my life. But it wasn’t until Sunday -- New Year’s Day -- that I took part in one of yoga’s more rigorous rituals: practicing 108 sun salutations in a row.

By Jennifer Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/07/2008

About the blog

Welcome to The Checkup.

By Jennifer Huget  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/07/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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